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A woman will appear in court next month after a suspicious fire in Alstonville last year.

Shortly before 1.30am on 2 November 2018, emergency services were called to a business on Main Street, Alstonville, following reports of a fire.

Firefighters attended and extinguished the blaze. No one was injured during the incident.

The business sustained in excess of $160,000 in damages.

Officers from Richmond Police District attended and commenced investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

About 10.20am (Wednesday 16 January 2019) officers from Richmond Police District arrested a 50-year-old Alstonville woman at her home address.

She was taken to Ballina Police Station where she was charged with damaging a property by fire.

She was granted conditional bail to appeal at Ballina Local Court on Thursday 21 February 2019.


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