One of Fitzroy Crossing’s most popular rodeo events has been forced to halt plans after a suspicious fire caused extensive damage to the venue. The Fitzroy Crossing Annual Campdraft and Rodeo is a three day event which was set to be held in July, but has now been postponed, pending the acquisition of a new venue. The rodeo’s president Chris Towne broke the news via the Fitzroy Crossing Annual Campdraft Facebook page, accompanying the announcement with graphic photos of the damage. Blackened shipping containers and melted corrugated iron tanks are just some of the scenes shown against the charred grounds. In the post, Mr Towne alluded to potential arson as the cause of the fire. “We are devastated to report that due to excessive damage cause by a suspicious fire to our grounds, we are left with no choice but to postpone our annual July event,” Mr Towne wrote. There is currently no new date set, but Mr Towne assures he will advise the public “as soon as we are able to with a new date and venue”.