A 35-year-old man has been charged with arson following a house fire in O’Connor on Saturday August 14.

At about 12:05am police attended a unit complex following reports a residence was well alight.

Firefighters from five stations worked to extinguish the blaze which burnt through three units within the complex.

Several people observing the fire had to be treated for smoke inhalation, luckily no one was inside at the time of the fire.

The man will face a bedside hearing, and police will oppose bail.

Anyone with information that could assist police with their investigations is urged to Call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.


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