Teenager charged over William Street fire to face court on Monday | Photos, Video

A TEENAGE boy has been charged following the fire which engulfed a William Street business on Saturday.

About 2pm emergency services were called to an industrial area on William Street following reports of a fire. 

Emergency services attended and an animal shelter was evacuated.

Police were told a group of teenagers were seen walking along the grassed area between William Street and the railway line.

One of these teens was allegedly seen lighting fires before the grass caught alight and the group fled.

About 4.45pm, officers from Canobolas Local Area Command attended a home on Dalton Street. 

A 13-year-old boy was arrested and taken to Orange Police Station where he was charged with destroying property using fire, causing or setting fire to the property of another or the Crown and failing to comply with direction of the Minister.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Monday.

The fire was extinguished and whilst no building structures were damaged, approximately 100 wrecked motor vehicles were.

Police and emergency services continue to remind people to report any suspicious activity about people they believe may be involved in deliberately lighting bushfires.

VIDEO: What the fire looked like: