Police investigate deliberately lit fire; teen arrested at Wellington

A teenager has been arrested as investigations continue into a deliberately lit fire in the state’s Orana Region yesterday.

About 7pm (Sunday 22 December 2019), emergency services responded to reports that a reserve along the Bell River at Wellington was on fire and a number of boys had allegedly been seen running from the area.

Officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District, along with NSW Fire and Rescue and the Rural Fire Service, responded to a grass fire in a reserve area off Warne Street.

The blaze was extinguished after several hours and officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District commenced an investigation.

A short time later, a 11-year-old boy was arrested after attending Wellington Police Station. He will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information about suspicious fire activity is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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