10-year-old boy charged with Arson after Mt Isa fire

A 10-year-old boy has been charged with arson after a police station in the north-west Queensland mining town of Mount Isa was gutted by fire early Saturday.

The boy remained in custody on Saturday night. Police are believed to be opposing bail.

The 10-year-old was one of two children questioned by police after the station went up in flames in a suspected torching about 1.45am.

A 13-year-old girl was questioned and released without charge.

A number of residents called emergency services to report the police beat at Pioneer, in the town's inner east, was ablaze. There were also several reports of explosions.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au

 


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