A teenage girl has been charged as investigations continue into a suspicious fire which partially destroyed a grandstand in the state’s Central West.
About 2.15pm on Saturday (30 November 2019), emergency services responded to reports of a grandstand fire at a sportsground in Orange.
Fire and Rescue NSW extinguished the blaze; however, about 40% of the grandstand was destroyed.
Officers attached to Central West Police District established a crime scene and commenced inquiries.
About 9.45am yesterday (Wednesday 4 December 2019), police arrested a 15-year-old girl at a home in Orange.
She was taken to Orange Police Station and charged with destroy property in company use fire – value more than $5000, and destroy or damage property – less than $2000.
The girl was bail refused to appear before a children’s court yesterday (Wednesday 4 December 2019) where she was remanded in custody to reappear before the same court on Monday (9 December 2019).
The arrest comes after a 23-year-old man from Orange was charged with destroy property in company – cause fire – value more than $5000, on Tuesday (3 December 2019).
The man appeared before Orange Local Court yesterday (Wednesday 4 December 2019), where he was remanded in custody to reappear before the same court on Monday 16 December 2019.