Police charge woman with bushfire arson

Ballarat Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a woman after she allegedly deliberately lit a number of bushfires in the Ballarat area.

A 54-year-old Mount Clear woman has been charged with eight offences, including intentionally lighting a bushfire and lighting a fire in the open area during a fire danger period.

She has been bailed to appear at the Ballarat Magistrates’ Court on 24 June 2021.

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