Police In Australia Are Accusing People Of Deliberately Setting Bushfires

Australia is being ravaged by the worst wildfires in decades. The wildfires in Australia have burned a massive expanse of land. The fires have been fueled by drought and extreme heat. The bushfires have burned across the country since September, killing 28 people and destroying more than 1,000 homes. Nearly a billion animals have perished, and hundreds of homes and habitats have been destroyed.

This is how much has been consumed by the wildfires in Australia in comparison to the area.

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Australia’s deadly wildfires are showing no signs of stopping and even though large ravishing fires continue to take over the country Australian police belief to have reason to accuse 24 people of deliberately setting bushfires.

Police have charged at least 24 people for intentionally starting bushfires in the state of New South Wales, according to a statement the New South Wales Police released Monday.

NSW Police have taken legal action against 183 people, 40 of whom are juveniles, for fire-related offenses, the statement said. The legal actions range from cautions to criminal charges.

Police are cracking down on the burn ban across the state. Three people were charged with ban over the weekend. Fire services put out fires in two different towns started for cooking purposes, NSW Police said. Another man was charged after authorities found several fires lit on his property in another town.

  • 24 people have been charged over alleged deliberately lit bushfires
  • 53 people have had legal actions for allegedly failing to comply with a total fire ban
  • 47 people have had legal actions for allegedly discarding a lighted cigarette or match on land.

In November, the NSW Rural Fire Service arrested a 19-year-old volunteer member on suspicion of arson, charging him with seven counts of deliberately setting fires over a six-week period.

Via: NSW Police Force

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