Two kids have been arrested after allegedly starting a fire in Kingscliff during a Total Fire Ban in far north New South Wales.
Around 1.00pm on Monday, November 11, the two teenage boys went into bush near Casuarina Way, between a cycle path and the ocean.
They allegedly gathered paper, dry leaves and vegetation and set it alight using a cigarette lighter.
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Luckily, a man passing by on the cycle path noticed the smoke, and approached the boys who then fled.
The man tried to put out the blaze himself before calling NSW Fire and Rescue.
Police also attended the scene, spoke to the man and seized evidence, and eventually tracked down the boys.
The 13-year-old and 14-year-old were arrested and have since been dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.