Boy on fire charge
■ A teenager will appear in Perth Children’s Court for allegedly lighting a fire behind the Leisureplex late last month.
The 15-year-old Karratha boy was remanded in custody last week after appearing in Karratha Children’s Court charged with wilfully lighting or causing to be lit a fire likely to injure or damage.
Four additional boys have been referred to juvenile justice in relation to the blaze.
The fire burnt through about 60ha of scrub on the hills behind the Leisureplex and Karratha Senior High School.
Police allege a number of buildings and infrastructure were put at risk during the fire.
The boy will face court again on September 23.