Maryborough House Fire - Firefighters worked to control the blaze after a raging fire gutted a house on Albert St.
Maryborough House Fire - Firefighters worked to control the blaze after a raging fire gutted a house on Albert St. Cody Fox

BREAKING: Child charged with arson over M'boro house fire

A CHILD has been been charged with arson after a fire destroyed a home in Maryborough on Saturday.

The 12-year-old boy appeared before Maryborough Children's Court today.

In addition to arson, he was also charged with entering with intent, contravening a police order and obstructing police.

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A spokesman from Queensland Police Media said the contravening charge came about because the boy allegedly refused to let police access his phone.

The boy was remanded in custody and will appear in court again on March 26.