A 33-YEAR-OLD Forbes man has been arrested after he allegedly deliberately lit two fires near Orange last night and early this morning.
At 5.30am today emergency services were called to the Escort Way 3 kilometres east of the intersection of Escort Way and Toogong Road, approximately 50km west of Orange.
The Rural Fire Service were the first on the scene having been notified of the fire by a motorist who said he'd extinguished it.
Police spoke to the man at the scene and he was taken to Orange Police Station for further questioning.
The man is assisting police with their inquiries about a second fire on the Escort Way that is believed to have started at around 11.30 last night.
No charges have been laid and inquiries are being made into both fires.