Police charge man after house fire at Raymond Terrace

A man has been charged following a house fire at Raymond Terrace today.

About 9.20am (Friday 17 March 2023), police were called to a home on Moreton Street, Raymond Terrace, following reports a man had threatened to set the home alight.

On arrival, police from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District found the property well alight.

Firefighters from Fire and Rescue NSW extinguished the fire; however, the home sustained significant damage.

A 63-year-old male was arrested at the scene and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged with malicious damage by fire.

He was refused bail to appear before Raymond Terrace Local Court today (Friday 17 March 2023).

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