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15yo accused of lighting Hadspen fire

Tasmania Fire Service truck

A teenager has been charged with deliberately lighting a fire in Tasmania's north.

Around 2:30 on Sunday afternoon, police received reports that two youths were allegedly setting vegetation alight on Illawarra Road at the South Esk River Bridge crossing in Hadspen.

Bystanders managed to control the blaze, preventing it from spreading and damaging any property, until firefighters arrived and put it out.

After following a few lines of inquiry, police have now charged a 15-year-old with deliberately lighting the fire, who's now set for a court appearance.