Woman charged with arson after house destroyed in Conder

Dominic Giannini 22 November 2019
ACT Magistrates Court

A woman faces the Magistrates Court on arson charges. Photo: File.

A woman will face court this morning on one count of arson following a house fire in Conder last night.

The 31-year-old will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court after police were called to Eaglemont Retreat in Conder at around 9:15 pm last night, where they found a house already on fire and well alight.

ACT Fire and Rescue were able to put the fire out but the house was completely destroyed, while a neighbouring property suffered smoke damage.

Police approached the woman and she was subsequently arrested.

The incident follows the arrest of a Chisholm man who faced court on Thursday on arson and weapons charges.

A Territory-wide total fire ban was in place between midnight Wednesday, 20 November and midnight Thursday, 21 November as temperatures exceeded above 38 degrees.

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