Boy on fire charge

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

■ 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.

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