Charges laid over Karratha housefire

Alicia PereraPilbara News
Police and firefighters attended the scene of a Millars Well housefire in the early hours of Monday.
Camera IconPolice and firefighters attended the scene of a Millars Well housefire in the early hours of Monday. Credit: Pilbara News

A woman has been charged with arson over a Millars Well housefire earlier this week which gutted a home and damaged a car at a neighbouring property.

It is alleged the 27-year-woman deliberately lit a fire at the house in residential Karratha at 2.45am on Monday.

Karratha and Dampier volunteer firefighters attended the scene and extinguished the blaze.

Karratha Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service captain Clinton Flood said the fire had been close to fully involved when they arrived and had gutted the property by the time they put it out.

The fire also spread to a car at the next door property, but was otherwise contained.

Police were also present and evacuated people in surrounding properties in the residential area in case the fire spread.

West Pilbara Detectives Senior Sergeant Carlos Correia said emergency services had worked fast to prevent the fire spreading on the night.

“They did a great job in getting it contained pretty quickly without any other properties getting scorched or damaged,” he said.

The woman charged over the incident appeared at the Karratha Magistrate’s Court today and was remanded in custody.

She was not required to enter a plea and did not make a bail application.

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