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