Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Woman charged over deliberately setting 5G telegraph pole on fire

A woman has been charged following a number of alleged suspicious fires in Sydney’s east dating back to last year.
Emergency services were called to the eastern Sydney suburb of Vaucluse after a 5G telegraph pole was allegedly set on fire in October last year.
When Fire & Rescue NSW had assessed the pole they found the fire had already extinguished and it was no longer a danger to the public.
But the damage caused was estimated to be around $150,000.
Then a few months later on February 15 this year, members of the public tried extinguishing another blaze at the same spot after they allegedly saw the pole being deliberately lit on fire.
A woman visited the same pole on April 3 and allegedly doused a cloth attached to the pole with an unknown substance before unsuccessfully trying to light the cloth.
A 50-year-old woman was taken to the Waverly Police Station where she was charged with damaging property through fire/explosion costing more than $150,000 and two counts of damaging property with fire and explosion.
The woman was refused bail and is set to appear at the Waverley Local Court later today.

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