News State New South Wales Teens arrested over homemade bomb that sparked bushfire in Port Macquarie

Teens arrested over homemade bomb that sparked bushfire in Port Macquarie

Two teenagers have been arrested on the mid-north coast of New South Wales after a homemade bomb exploded, causing a bushfire.
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Two teenagers have been arrested on the mid-north coast of New South Wales after a homemade bomb exploded, causing a bushfire.

Emergency services were called to extinguish the fire, which burnt through a small area of bushland in Port Macquarie around 1.00pm AEDT on Sunday.

Police say the 16-year-old boys had lit the explosive device and thrown it into a vacant lot, which quickly spread.

The two boys had attempted to extinguish the blaze before fire crews arrived.

Investigations are continuing but the pair have been released without charge.