Arrest over Northern Rivers fire, NSW

A man has been charged with deliberately lighting a fire near Casino in northern NSW, NSW Police say.

Emergency services were called to a property on the Bruxer Highway at Tabulam, about 65km west of Casino, about 3pm yesterday (Wednesday 15 August 2018), after reports of a fire.

The Rural Fire Service (RFS) attended and extinguished the blaze that had spread to nearby bushland.

More than 12ha of bushland was burnt as a result.

Following inquiries by officers from Richmond Police District, a 52-year-old man was arrested this afternoon at a property at Tabulam.

He was taken to Casino Police Station where he was charged with intentionally cause fire and be reckless to its spread.

The man has been remanded to appear at Casino Local Court on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

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