A fifth teenager has been charged over the suspicious fire at Cessnock McDonald’s.
Four teenagers – two boys and two girls have also been charged over the incident.
Following inquiries, a 15-year-old boy attended Cessnock Police Station and was arrested for allegedly lighting the fire.
He was charged with damage property by fire and was granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s court next month.
The five teens allegedly started a blaze within the external playground area of McDonalds on Allandale Road on Sunday (19 July).