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Man accused of lighting blaze in fire ban

AAP logoAAP 13/11/2016

Lifesavers have nabbed a man they allegedly caught lighting a fire in scrub near a Central Coast beach during a total fire ban.

The 55-year-old man was walking his dog at Soldiers Beach, near The Entrance, on Sunday afternoon when he was seen deliberately lighting a fire, police say.

The RFS was called in to extinguish the grass fire, while lifesavers held the man until police arrived.

He's been charged with arson and remanded in custody, due to face Wyong Local Court on Monday.

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