Man Charged After Power Tools Allegedly Started A Bushfire
A 54-year-old man will face court after a spark from his power tools allegedly started a bushfire.
Firefighters were called to South Street in Marsden Park at 2 pm on Sunday when about 25 hectares of bush and grassland were destroyed by fire.
Police allege the man had been using a grinder and welder outside, despite a Total Fire Ban being in place, which started the blaze.
The fire was able to be contained without injury or loss to property.
The man has been issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for failing to comply with the Total Fire Ban.
He will appear at Mt Druitt Local Court on February 19.
Another man, based in South Australia, is also facing charges after allegedly intentionally starting bushfires.
The 79-year-old was arrested and charged with four counts of intentionally causing a bushfire.
No property was damaged during the fires, but a home came under threat during one on Saturday.
The man has been refused bail and will appear in court on January 30.