Police lay charges over Chepstowe fires

Ballarat Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man in relation to eleven bush/grass fires in the Chepstowe area.

The fires were allegedly lit by the man between December 2021 and May 2022.

Police arrested the 28-year-old man in Chepstowe yesterday evening.

The Chepstowe man has been charged with 11 counts of intentionally causing a bushfire.

He will appear before the Ballarat Magistrates’ Court today.

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