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Fifth teen charged over fast food restaurant fire – Cessnock

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A fifth teenager has been charged over allegedly lighting a fire at a Cessnock fast food restaurant. About 3.30am on Sunday (19 July 2020), emergency services were called to a fast food restaurant on Allandale Road, Cessnock, after reports of a fire within the external playground area. Crews from Fire and Rescue NSW attended and … Continue reading “Fifth teen charged over fast food restaurant fire – Cessnock”

A fifth teenager has been charged over allegedly lighting a fire at a Cessnock fast food restaurant.

About 3.30am on Sunday (19 July 2020), emergency services were called to a fast food restaurant on Allandale Road, Cessnock, after reports of a fire within the external playground area.

Crews from Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the fire a short time later.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District commenced an investigation into the cause of the blaze.

Four teenagers – two boys and two girls – have been charged over the incident. They remain before the courts.

Following ongoing inquiries, a 15-year-old boy attended Cessnock Police Station and was arrested about 2pm yesterday (Sunday 26 July 2020).

He was charged with damage property by fire and was granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Monday 11 August 2020.

Inquiries are continuing into the incident.

Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2020/07/27/fifth-teen-charged-over-fast-food-restaurant-fire-cessnock/

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