Man charged with Long Point Fire

A 29-year-old Orange man will face court after allegedly letting off fireworks on New Year's Eve, causing a bushfire north of Orange, which has so far burnt out 475 hectares.

The man allegedly set off fireworks from a campsite near the Macquarie River at Long Point.

Police were told one of the fireworks fell over and shot across the river to dry scrubland, which caught fire.

Anyone with information about the deliberate lighting of fires should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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