Man arrested over suspicious fire that destroyed house

A man is assisting police with their inquiries following an alleged suspicious house fire in Wauchope yesterday, destroying part of the premises.

Just after 3.30pm, emergency services were called to Charles Street following reports a house was on fire.

Fire & Rescue NSW officers attended and extinguished the fire; however significant damage was caused to the house.


No one was at the premises at the time of the incident and no one was injured.

Officers attached to Mid North Coast Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

It will be alleged the fire was deliberately lit.

Following inquiries, about 8.25am today Tuesday 15 September 2015, a 23-year-old man was arrested at Port Macquarie.

He was taken to Port Macquarie Police Station, where he is currently assisting police with their inquiries.