A firefighter works to battle a blaze on the outskirts of Sydney earlier this month. Photo: DPA A firefighter works to battle a blaze on the outskirts of Sydney earlier this month. Photo: DPA
A firefighter works to battle a blaze on the outskirts of Sydney earlier this month. Photo: DPA

In fire-ravaged Australia, a teen volunteer firefighter stands accused of arson

  • The 19-year-old has been charged with deliberately lighting seven fires in New South Wales – the state worst-hit by a recent spate of devastating blazes
  • Six people have been killed, hundreds of homes destroyed and more than 1.5 million hectares scorched across Australia since early October

Topic |   Australia
A firefighter works to battle a blaze on the outskirts of Sydney earlier this month. Photo: DPA A firefighter works to battle a blaze on the outskirts of Sydney earlier this month. Photo: DPA
A firefighter works to battle a blaze on the outskirts of Sydney earlier this month. Photo: DPA
READ FULL ARTICLE