Koroit woman to face arson charges

A KOROIT woman is expected to be charged by police on summons after a fire at a Commercial Road property on Sunday, February 9.

Warrnambool police interviewed a woman aged in her 40s on the night of the fire and she is expected to be charged with criminal damage by arson.

Police inquiries are continuing and the woman is expected to face other charges relating to starting a fire on a day of total fire ban.

A quick-thinking chef helped avert major damage when he used a kitchen fire extinguisher to put out the fire and stopped it burning a disused shed on Commercial Road.

The alarm was raised soon after 4pm.

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