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NSW: Two men charged with starting bushfire in national park

16 Jan 2009 8:05 AM

Two men have been charged with recklessly causing a bushfire .. which began when a stolen car was set alight just west of Sydney.

The Holden Commodore was set alight in bushland on Comleroy Road near Kurrajong on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire spread to surrounding bushland in the Wollemi National Park, causing extensive damage.

A 19-year-old man was arrested at a home in North Richmond last night and a 20-year-old man was arrested at Richmond.

They've both been charged with intentionally causing fire and being reckless with its spread .. damaging property by fire .. and stealing a motor vehicle.

They were refused bail and are due to appear in Blacktown Local Court on Friday.