Forrestfield Arson Charge

Arson Squad detectives have charged a man in relation to a house fire in Forrestfield on Wednesday 28 August 2019.

About 9:05pm the Department of Fire and Emergency Services responded to a report of a house fire on Solandra Way, Forrestfield. The fire, which caused extensive damage to the house, was extinguished. It is estimated the fire caused approximately $250,000 damage.

Arson Squad detectives attended the scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire.

Yesterday, Friday 27 September 2019, the home owner was arrested at a residence in Maylands. It will be alleged the owner of the house set fire to the house with the intent of submitting an insurance claim.

A 35-year-old man has been charged with Criminal Damage by Fire, and Attempt to Gain Benefit by Fraud. He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today, Saturday 28 September 2019.

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