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Alleged arsonist arrested over fire in East Gippsland

Macquarie National News
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Police have arrested and charged a man following reports he allegedly started a fire in East Gippsland last night.

The 36-year-old man, of no fixed address, is accused of starting a fire in Johnsonville, east of Bairnsdale.

He was arrested on Punt Road, Johnsonville, at about 6.45pm.

The man was charged with recklessly causing a bushfire, as well as drug related offences.

He will appear at the Bairnsdale Magistrates’ Court today.

A watch and act message is currently in place for Johnsonville.

Macquarie National News
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