Police have arrested two people following investigations into two building fires in Goulburn yesterday.
About 8pm (Monday 27 June 2016), emergency services were called to a commercial building on Auburn Street where a fire had broken out on the second floor.
NSW Fire & Rescue officers worked to extinguish the blaze which had engulfed the building.
The property sustained extensive damage.
Officers on scene were alerted to a second fire, about 200 meters away, which had broken out in a vacant building on Verner Street. This fire was quickly brought under control by fire crews with the building sustaining minimal damage.
Both fires were deemed to be suspicious.
Following investigations, two teenagers aged 17 and 19 were arrested and taken to Goulburn Police Station.
They were each charged with destroy property by fire in company x 2, aggravated break and enter to commit serious indictable offence and aggravated enter dwelling with intent.
The 19-year-old man was refused bail to appear at Goulburn Local Court today (Tuesday 28 June 2016), while the teenage boy was refused bail to appear at a Children’s Court.