Man charged following Cudal house fire

A MAN has been charged following a house fire at Cudal yesterday.

About 4pm on Sunday January 13, the NSW Rural Fire Service attended a house on Main Street at Cudal and extinguished a fire inside the premises.

There was no-one inside at the time.

Police from Canobolas Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene, which will be examined by forensic specialists later today.

About 11pm yesterday, a 23-year-old man was arrested and taken to Orange Police Station, and charged with damage property by fire causing more than $15,000 damage.

He was refused bail to appear at Orange Local Court later today.

Police will allege the man resides at the house.

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