Man charged with allegedly ‘deliberately lighting fires’ in NSW

A man has been charged after he allegedly deliberately started two fires on the NSW South Coast.

Officers were alerted to a fire on the side of the Princes Highway in Burrill Lake, just south of Ulladulla, around 1.30pm on Wednesday.

A motorist noticed the smoke and spotted a man emerging from bushland, prompting them to call police


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It took fire crews a couple of hours to fully extinguish the flames, with the blaze burning approximately 50sqm of bush.

Following inquiries, police attended a home in Burrill Lake and spoke with a 48-year-old man.

He was arrested and taken to Ulladulla Police Station where he was charged with two counts of intentionally cause fire and be reckless as to its spread.

“Police will allege in court the man deliberately lit two fires in bush area near Canberra Crescent, Burrill Lake – one at about 1.30pm today, and another fire on Saturday 4 November 2017,” NSW police said in a statement.

He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Milton Local Court on Thursday 12 March.

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