Man charged over garage fires at Coniston

Coniston fire scene
Coniston fire scene

A man has been charged after two garages were destroyed in a fire near Wollongong two days after Christmas.

Police allege at around 11pm on December 27 a man set fire to a garage in Heaslip Street, Coniston.

No one was injured however officers from Wollongong Local Area Command started an investigation and at around 11pm on Friday a 36-year-old man was arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station.

He was charged with damage property by fire and granted conditional bail to appear before Wollongong Local Court on January 16.