Residents fear firebug has targeted Clarendon

Clarendon residents fear they have become the latest target of a serial firebug who has been terrorizing Adelaide’s south for almost three years.

Crews mop up yesterday's fire near Clarendon.

Crews mop up yesterday's fire near Clarendon.

They say the culprit is becoming more brazen by the day after a fire was sparked in scrub close to the town yesterday.

The fire started beside a road just outside Clarendon, and while it only burned through a small block, it came close to homes and has left many on edge.

“Because it’s a threat to life, limb and property,” one resident told 7News.

“It’s no fun when you’re surrounded by paddocks that are full of dry grass and big trees.”

Last week another fire was lit at nearby Blewitt Springs, one of nine police believe are the work of a serial arsonist.

While police don’t believe the same person is responsible for yesterday’s blaze, locals disagree.

With temperatures set to soar into the high 30s over the weekend, they are hoping whoever is responsible can be caught before someone is killed.

Police say they have increased patrols in the area, but want residents to be on the lookout.