Former Border Chronicle building on fire

UPDATE 2.30pm Friday:

Investigators have found interesting new evidence in a suspicious fire at Bordertown on Thursday evening. 

Just before 8.30pm on Thursday August 16, police and fire fighters were called to De Courcey Street following reports of a building on fire. 

The fire (in the former Bordertown Chronicle building) threatened the neighbouring radio station before being extinguished. No one was injured and damage is estimated at over $200,000. 

Mount Gambier CIB and Fire Cause Investigators attended the scene this morning to investigate and located five burnt cannabis plants and equipment. 

The investigation is continuing and police ask anyone who has any information that may assist the investigation to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au.

(All updates published as they are provided by SAPOL)

Friday morning update:

Police are investigating a suspicious fire at Bordertown overnight.

Just before 8.30pm on Thursday August 16, patrols and fire fighters were called to De Courcey Street following reports of a vacant building on fire.

The fire (in the former Bordertown Chronicle building) threatened the neighbouring radio station before being extinguished.

No one was injured and damage is estimated at over $200,000.

Mount Gambier CIB and Fire Cause Investigators will be attending the scene.

Anyone who has any information about this fire is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

ORIGINAL STORY, 9pm Thursday:

Bordertown’s former Border Chronicle building went up in flames just after 8.30pm Thursday evening. 

Bordertown CFS fire crews, ambulance and police rushed to the site located at 74 DeCourcey Street after receiving reports of a large fire.

Fire crews were able to extinguish the flames close to 9pm. 

Bordertown CFS group officer Darryl Napper spoke to the Chronicle but could not give specific details about the cause of the fire.

The building was home to the Chronicle from 1939 until November, 2015, when it was closed under the ownership of Fairfax Media.

The Border Chronicle continues to be produced as a weekly newspaper, with a remote reporter based in Bordertown.

Nobody was injured in the fire.

More details to follow. 

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