Three teenage girls are accused of lighting more than a dozen dangerous fires
- Trio, 12, 13 and 14 years old, were arrested Wednesday after the police had received calls
- Arrests come one day after an urgent meeting at recent fires in the region
- Police said the fire damaged a piece of grass and that nobody was injured
Three teenage girls have been accused of lighting more than a dozen fires on the northwest coast of NSW.
The trio – 12, 13 and 14 years old – were arrested Wednesday in South Kempsey after receiving information from the local community.
Police said they will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act on 13 fires in the area.
The arrests came one day after more than 60 residents attended a meeting at the Kempsey Shire Council following recent fires in the region (Pictured: Firefighters Fight Flames Near Newcastle)
The arrests came a day after more than 60 residents attended a meeting at the Kempsey Shire Council following recent fires in the region.
The police said that the flames damaged pieces of grass and that nobody was injured.
Officers expect to arrest more people while investigating other fires.
Chief Inspector Paul Fehon urged everyone with information about suspicious fires to contact the police.
# Intentionally lit fires do not only burden the emergency services; but it can also be life threatening if they get out of hand, & he said in a statement.
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