Strike Force Vulcan detectives have charged a youth in relation to a small bushfire in Mosman Park on Tuesday, 3 December 2019.
It is alleged about 10.40am, the youth in company with two others, all on mopeds, fired off an emergency flare from the Camp Waller Scout Hall located on Jerrat Drive in East Fremantle.
The flare ignited dense bushland and Water Police officers training in the area sighted the fire and contacted Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
The fire burnt an area in excess of 600 square meters and due to the extreme weather conditions at the time, homes in close proximity to the fire were threatened.
A 16-year-old boy from Kardinya has been charged with:-
• Fail to Reasonably Ensure that a Fire/Ignition Source would not cause a Fire that could not be controlled (Breach of Duty – which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years).
He is due to appear before the Fremantle Children’s Court on 12 December 2019.