Victoria Police

01/19/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/18/2019 11:30

Police charge man following Ferntree Gully fire

Detectives from Croydon have arrested and charged a man following a house fire in Ferntree Gully yesterday (18 January).

The fire broke out in the Veronica street home about 1.30am causing extensive damage to the property.

No-one was home at the time of the incident.

A 28-year-old man from no fixed address has been charged with criminal damage by fire, reckless conduct endangering life and resist police.

He has been remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrate's Court today.

Investigators are keen to speak to any witnesses. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at

Leading Senior Constable Natalie Dean

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