Man charged following Raymond Terrace house fire

A MAN has been charged following a house fire at Raymond Terrace.

About 9.20am on Friday 17 March 2023, police were called to a home on Moreton Street, Raymond Terrace, following reports a man had threatened to set the home alight.

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On arrival, police from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District found the property well alight.

Firefighters from Fire and Rescue NSW extinguished the fire; however, the home sustained significant damage.

A 63-year-old male was arrested at the scene and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged with malicious damage by fire.

He was refused bail to appear before Raymond Terrace Local Court on Friday 17 March 2023.

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