Kids torched house as two slept: police
Two young boys have been arrested after allegedly setting a house on fire in the NSW southern tablelands.
Police will allege the teenagers, aged 14 and 13, doused the home in an accelerant before setting it alight and hurling a table through a window.
A 64-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were asleep in the home at the time. They were both unharmed.
Emergency crews were called to the property on Chisholm Street just before 6am Sunday.
Fire & Rescue NSW quickly extinguished the blaze and police established a crime scene.
Officers arrested the two boys just a few hours later before they were taken to Goulburn Police Station.
"The teens were interviewed and will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act," NSW Police said in a statement.
The house sustained minor damage.
Originally published as Kids torched house as two slept: cops