Queensland man appears in Mildura Magistrate's Court.

23-year-old faces fire charges.

Queensland man appears in Mildura Magistrate's Court.

A Queensland man has faced Mildura Magistrate's Court this week, pleading guilty to lighting a fire in the Murray-Kulkyne Park.

 

The 23-year-old had been trying to get rid of bull ants near his campsite in March and decided to light a log near the nest.

 

The fire then burnt out of control; with Parks Victoria and CFA firefighters attending scene.

 

By the time they brought the fire under control it had burnt through an area of 15 x 15 meters.

 

He has been charged with lighting a fire in the open air without the written authority required to do so under section 63(1) (a) of the Forests Act 1958.

 

He has been fined 500 dollars without conviction.

 

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