MAN CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY STARTING A FIRE AT EAST BALLINA SERVICE STATION

A man has been charged over a fire at a service station in East Ballina.

Police allege a flammable liquid was poured onto shelves on Monday morning and set alight… the flames, sparking a large explosion and forcing part of the ceiling to collapse.

A staff member quickly extinguished the fire.

A 41-year-old man was arrested yesterday and faced Ballina Local Court today… he’ll undergo a mental health assessment.

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