Thursday, 09 December 2021 04:29:28 PM
A person has been charged following an investigation into a fireplace at a lodge at Marrickville earlier this week.
About 11.50pm on Monday 6 December 2021, emergency companies had been known as to a lodge on the nook of Marrickville Highway and Garners Avenue, following stories of a fireplace.
Officers connected to Inside West Police Space Command and Hearth and Rescue NSW attended and located the two-storey brick constructing well-alight.
About 20 individuals – workers and patrons and two residents – had been within the constructing when the hearth broke out. They had been evacuated with a number of being handled for the consequences of smoke inhalation. The lodge cat died.
Firefighters contained the blaze, nevertheless, the constructing sustained in depth injury.
A criminal offense scene was established and an investigation commenced into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Following inquiries, police attended a unit on Albermarle St, Newtown, about 8.30am at present (Thursday 9 December 2021), the place they arrested a 54-year-old man.
He was taken to Newtown Police Station the place he was charged with destroy/injury property with intent to hazard life and dishonestly acquire property by deception.
The person was refused bail to seem at Newtown Native Courtroom tomorrow (Friday 10 December 2021).