Arson charges heard in court

A MAN, charged with bushfire and arson-related offences, appeared in court on Monday.

Wellington Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged the man following a report of a fire in Coongulla Saturday afternoon.

The charges follow a report of a fire on Ryans Rd about 4.15pm.

He appeared before a bail justice in an out of session hearing and was remanded in custody to appear at Sale Magistrates Court on Monday afternoon.

The court has made an order prohibiting any part of the proceedings being published.