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A WODONGA teenager has been charged following a car fire that spread to a house in Wodonga yesterday.
Wodonga Detective Sgt Graeme Simpfendorfer said the boy, 13, was arrested yesterday and charged last night with two counts of criminal damage by fire.
Wodonga firefighters were called to Menzies Street in West Wodonga at 2.45pm and found a Holden VN Commodore parked on grass next to the brick house on fire.
The boy was bailed last night to face a Children's Court.
Senior station officer Sean Crosthwaite said a young boy was trying to douse the flames with water.
Mr Crosthwaite said the flames had spread into the garage, which was being used as a bedroom, causing smoke damage to the property.
“The fire was well past the point of a garden hose and a bucket of water,” he said.
He said an accelerant was used to light the fire.
Neighbours, who praised the quick response from firefighters, said young people were at home at the time.
“We’ve yelled at the kids to get away, if the car goes up you’re gone,” one neighbour, who did not want to be named, said. “But we didn’t see anything (leading up to it).”
It comes after a playground was set alight in nearby Barton Street on Saturday night.