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Woman charged following unit fire - Glebe

Monday, 20 March 2017 05:09:43 AM

A woman will appear in court today following a unit fire in Glebe on Saturday night.

About 8.15pm (Saturday 18 March 2017), emergency services were called to a unit block on Arundel Street following reports one of the units was on fire.

Fire & Rescue NSW officers attended to the fire, which was extinguished a short time later. Minor damage was caused to the premises.

Officers attached to Leichhardt Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene, which was examined by forensic officers.

A 51-year-old woman, who was nearby during the incident, was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Following inquiries, yesterday (Sunday 19 March 2017), the 51-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Newtown Police Station.

She was charged with damage property by fire and break and enter house (destroy property).

The woman was refused bail and will appear at Newtown Local Court today (Monday 20 March 2017).