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Alleged arsonist arrested over fire spree

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An alleged arsonist is behind bars after being accused of lighting at least five properties on fire in Adelaide’s southern suburbs.

A suspected arsonist is behind bars after being accused of lighting at least five properties on fire in Adelaide's southern suburbs.

Residents of Parkside were forced to rush to the aid of retired Glazier Terry Leigh after his front fence was set alight, potentially threatening his home.

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"I had a little bit of fear going through the garage," Me Leigh told 9News.

"It was getting very hot by then but I managed to run through it."

The alleged attack on Mr Leigh's house at 1.45pm was one of at least five fences targeted by a suspected firebug in a 60-minute spree.

Fifteen minutes later at 2pm, South Australia Police arrested a 47-year-old man on nearby Oxford Terrace.

The Croydon Park man was refused bail and is expected to be charged with multiple offences tomorrow.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/adelaide-news-suspected-arsonist-caught-after-five-property-spree/c5030c55-28b6-4a8c-8007-96bc45b72063

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