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Man charged after Queanbeyan bushfire

Friday, 17 March 2017 10:28:56 AM

Police have charged a man with deliberately lighting a bushfire on the state’s south yesterday.

Emergency services were called to Lochiel Street, Queanbeyan, about 8.50pm (Thursday 16 March 2017), following reports of a fire.

Fire & Rescue NSW extinguished the blaze and no one was injured during the incident.

Officers from Monaro Local Area Command attended and launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire.

About 10.40pm, police attended a home on Parr Place, Queanbeyan, and arrested a 32-year-old man.

He was taken to Queanbeyan Police Station and charged with intentionally causing fire and be reckless as to its spread, and set fire to property of another, or crown.

He was refused bail and will appear before Queanbeyan Local Court today (Friday 17 March 2017).