A teenage girl has been charged after deliberately setting a Llandilo home alight on Sunday, causing $1 million worth of damage.
About 3.30pm on Sunday, July 5 emergency services were called to an address on Fifth Avenue with reports of smoke coming from the building.
20 firefighters were deployed to the site to extinguish the blaze.
Thankfully, all occupants escaped unharmed.
The flames, which engulfed the entirety of the building, took more than 40 minutes for firefighters to bring under control.
As a result, the entire home was destroyed, mounting to $1 million in damage.
Officers from Nepean Police Area Command established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the cause of the fire.
Following inquiries, a 15-year-old girl was arrested at the scene just after 4pm and conveyed to Penrith Police Station.
Detectives have charged the girl with ‘damage property by fire more than $15000 (DV)’ and ‘destroy or damage property (between $2000 and $5000)’.
The girl was refused bail to appear before a Children’s Court today.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Nicola Barton is a news journalist with the Western Weekender, primarily covering crime and politics.