Two kids arrested for deliberately lighting bush fire, Kingscliff

Two kids have been arrested after allegedly starting a fire in Kingscliff during a Total Fire Ban in far north New South Wales.

Around 1.00pm on Monday, November 11, the two teenage boys went into bush near Casuarina Way, between a cycle path and the ocean.

They allegedly gathered paper, dry leaves and vegetation and set it alight using a cigarette lighter.


Luckily, a man passing by on the cycle path noticed the smoke, and approached the boys who then fled.

The man tried to put out the blaze himself before calling NSW Fire and Rescue.

Police also attended the scene, spoke to the man and seized evidence, and eventually tracked down the boys.

The 13-year-old and 14-year-old were arrested and have since been dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

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What does that mean “dealt with under the young offenders act”? Does that mean they were “spoken to” then let off, no community service, no school counselling, no reprimand at all in face. Why weren’t these juvenile delinquents in school? It’s a laugh how young offenders are let off because they might think twice about doing stupid things if they had to clean the streets or do a couple hundred hours community service work. No wonder this society is going to hell in a hand-basket