Banner, who was arrested two hours later on charges of causing a fire, reportedly launched six more fires since October 17.
Director making a statement on behalf of the local fire department Shane Fitzsimmons, Bu This behavior, which is the subject of the allegations, is a betrayal of our team and society. Our members were rightly angry that the alleged behavior committed by an individual overshadowed the reputation and intense efforts of many people ” used the phrase.
Blake William Banner, who appeared before the judge on Bega, was released on bail, and the next hearing was scheduled for December 17th.
Banner could be sentenced to a lengthy prison sentence if convicted. Six people were killed and more than 600 houses were damaged in the country's ongoing fires.
Arson is common
In Australia, fires that start in the bushes in the summer every year cause loss of life and property, while incidents of arson are common.
A 23-year-old fire brigade again accused of setting fire in three regions in Western Australia in 2016 3 years and 4 months in prison He had received.
Between 2001-2004 in New South Wales More than 1500 suspected fires viewing authorities, 50 people accused of making fire, 11 of the volunteer firefighters.
Experts argue that such actions by fire volunteers could do more harm than the fire itself. According to the experts, these actions reduce the public's trust and belief in the fire brigade, and also lead to a loss of morale and motivation in firefighters struggling with investigations and allegations.