15yo charged over deliberately lit blaze, Central Coast

A teenager has been charged over a deliberately lit fire on the Central Coast, NSW, yesterday.

The 15-year-old boy allegedly used a cigarette lighter to start the blaze near the Pacific Highway at Wyoming, around 4.00pm.

Emergency services were called to the scene following reports of a small bush fire.


Two men extinguished the blaze, before having to go to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation.

Following inquiries, police arrested a 15-year-old in Wyoming just before 8.00pm.

Police say he’s been charged with ’cause or set set fire to the property of another, or Crown’.

He was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at a children’s court next month.

Anyone who sees suspicious or illegal behaviour is urged to contact immediately.

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