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Woman charged over house fire

Saturday, 30th January, 2021

Ruins of a Gaffney Lane home that was completely destroyed by fire on Sunday afternoon. PICTURE: Annette Northey Ruins of a Gaffney Lane home that was completely destroyed by fire on Sunday afternoon. PICTURE: Annette Northey

A 38-year-old woman has been charged after a Railway Town home was totally destroyed by fire on Sunday.

About 3.40pm on Sunday, emergency services responded to reports of a fire at a home on Gaffney Lane.

NSW Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fire; however, the house was destroyed.

The occupants were not home and no one was injured in the blaze.

Officers attached to Barrier Police District attended and commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, a 38-year-old woman was arrested at about 8.20pm Sunday night.

She was charged with break and enter house destroy property, and damage property by fire.

The woman was formally refused bail at Broken Hill Local Court on Monday and reappeared on Wednesday, January 27.

A spokesperson said police will allege the woman is known to the occupants of the home.

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