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Arson attacks across Benalla

A number of deliberately-lit fires are believed to have been lit in Benalla this week, including a car and at two schools.

KAITLIN THALS November 30, 2012 9:15am

A 16-year-old male has been charged with arson following a spate of fires across Benalla.

Police allege between midnight and 12.30am Thursday a car was set on fire in Smythe St.

Shortly afterwards, a separate fire started at Benalla College Dunlop Campus where accelerant was allegedly poured into a garden bed and ignited.

A Molotov cocktail was also smashed on an asphalt area in the school.

Police believe the incidents could be connected to a fire at Benalla East Primary School Monday morning.

The 16-year-old is due to face a children’s court this morning.

An 18-year-old Benalla woman is also assisting police with enquiries and has been released pending summons.

More in tomorrow's Shepparton News.

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