Thursday, December 21, 2006

I despair...

Mother, son charged with Gippsland arson

Michael Davis and AAP
December 21, 2006

POLICE have charged a mother and her teenage son with arson over a bushfire that raged through Gippsland last week as firefighters continue to battle blazes around the state.

The pair -- a 29-year-old and a 15-year-old -- have been charged with deliberately lighting a fire at Driffield last week.

The arrests came as the two major firefronts tonight centre on the snow region of Mt Buller in the state's north east and parts of Gippsland, south east of Melbourne.

With temperatures well above 30C today, the firefighters and residents are bracing for strong winds hitting the fire areas and propellng the blazes later tonight.

The report is here.

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