Man charged following Masonic Temple fire
The man appeared before court today (April 12) and was granted conditional bail, according to Detective Sergeant Bernadette Ingram.
He will appear before Lismore Local Court on April 20.
AN ACT man has been charged by police for malicious damage after a fire started at the Masonic Temple on Magellan street, Lismore.
At 10.30pm on Friday night, Lismore firefighters were called to extinguish a fire that had started in a storage room within the building.
According to Richmond Police District Acting Superintendent William McKenna, the affected area sustained significant damage.
Police were called to the Masonic Hall at around 11.40am on Saturday morning and a crime scene was established.
According to Detective Sergeant Bernadette Ingram, as a result of the ensuing investigation, a 36-year-old was arrested and taken back to Lismore Police Station.
He has also been charged with malicious damage for allegedly setting fire to several items at a nearby Asian fusion restaurant.