A WHITTON man has been arrested, accused of deliberately lighting dozens of fires in and around that area.
Earlier this year, detectives from Murrumbidgee Police District established Strike Force Rummery to investigate more than 30 suspicious fires in Whitton.
Following extensive inquiries, a 30-year-old man was arrested at a home in Whitton just after 11am on January 22.
Police said the man is a volunteer member of the NSW Rural Fire Service and he has now been charged after allegedly deliberately lighting the grass fires.
A search warrant was executed at the home, with investigators seizing items of interest for forensic examination.
He was taken to Griffith Police Station and charged with five counts of intentionally cause fire and be reckless as to its spread.
It is alleged the man, who is a serving member of the NSW Rural Fire Service, deliberately lit more than 30 separate spot fires in the Whitton area between November and January.
He was refused bail to appear at Wagga Bail Court on January 23 where he was remanded in custody to appear at Wagga Local Court on January 27.
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