A MAN has been charged after with lighting a ferocious fire which tore through bushland in the Lower Blue Mountains yesterday.
Rural fire crews were called to the bushfire at Mitchells Pass near Glenbrook about 1.30am.
Firefighters managed to contain the blaze to an area about 20m x 25cm.
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Police attended and arrested a 34-year-old man at the scene.
He was taken to Springwood Police Station where he was charged with several offences, including intentionally causing a fire.
Granted strict conditional bail, he is set to appear before Penrith Local Court on Monday 24 August.