Gippsland man arrested over Hernes Oak fire

Arson and Explosives Squad detectives today arrested a man regarding the February 2014 fires that significantly impacted the Latrobe Valley. 

After a lengthy investigation, detectives travelled to the Valley this morning where a 20-year-old Gippsland man was arrested around 10am. 

The man has been interviewed over the fire, which is alleged to have been lit on Friday, 7 February 2014 in the Hernes Oak area. 

The man has been charged with one count of arson and one count of recklessly cause bushfire. 

He is expected to front the Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court today.