MAN CHARGED WITH INTENTIONALLY LIGHTING FIRE NEAR LIGHTNING RIDGE

A man has been charged with starting a bushfire near Lightning Ridge last year.

Officers responded to a fire burning two kilometres north-west of Grawin on November 21.

Police say a bogged Landcruiser was the starting point and a 53-year-old man has been charged with intentionally lighting the blaze.

218 hectares of land was burned.