Three more charged with breaching Total Fire Ban during catastrophic conditions
Three more people have been charged after breaching the Total Fire Ban put in place during this week’s catastrophic fire conditions.
Ray Hadley has revealed a 24-year-old man was allegedly lighting candles at a Campbelltown campsite, in Sydney’s south-west.
There was an altercation when police confronted him and the man has also been charged with resisting arrest.
An 18-year-old man will also have to face court after lighting a barbeque in his backyard at Fingal Bay, just south of where bushfires are raging near Taree.
And a 28-year-old man has been fined $2200 after using a barbeque with an open flame at North Bondi.
It comes after three men and a young boy were caught in separate incidents, also breaching the statewide Total Fire Ban.
The nine-year-old boy has been issued a warning after starting a fire with a blowtorch, near Nowra.
The other men have all been issued with $2200 fines after incidents at Wallacia, Prestons and Lalor Park.