Police charge man after suspicious house fire at Corindi Beach

A man has been charged following a suspicious house fire north of Coffs Harbour overnight.

About 9.10pm (Tuesday 18 January 2022), emergency services were called to Eileen Drive, Corindi Beach, following reports a two-storey house was well alight.

Crews from Fire & Rescue NSW extinguished the blaze a short time later, with minimal damage to the building.

Firefighters removed a 32-year-old man from inside the premises.

Officers attached to Coffs/Clarence Police District attended and spoke with the uninjured man.

He was arrested and taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus for an assessment, under police guard.

He has since been released and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station, where he was charged with destroy or damage property, damage property by fire, common assault, and hinder member of Fire & Rescue NSW in exercise of function.

He was refused bail and is expected to appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 20 January 2022).

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