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10-YEAR-OLD BOY ALLEGEDLY RESPONSIBLE FOR STARTING BUSHFIRE

Police say a ten-year-old boy is responsible for lighting a bushfire at Birmingham Gardens.

The blaze broke out in bushland off Sandgate Road on Saturday at around 11am, burning through three hectares before firefighters brought it under control.

The boy is being dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

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Jacinta Lee is a reporter and producer for NBN News. She previously worked as a reporter and newsreader for radio stations in Newcastle and Canberra, graduating from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Communication in 2017.

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