Man charged over arson attack on NSW church

A man has been charged with setting fire to a church in NSW yesterday.

Police said that about 1.30am, emergency services were called to the church at Taree following reports of a fire inside.

Fire & Rescue NSW managed to quickly extinguished the blaze, however the church sustained significant smoke damage and some fire damage.


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Specialist forensic officers examined the site and deemed the fire to be suspicious, with police yesterday arresting a 25-year-old man.

He has been charged with  malicious damage by fire and is due to appear at Taree Local Court today.