Attempted murder charges are laid

A WOMAN has been charged following a fire in Nicholson on Wednesday night.

The blaze broke out just after 10pm at a home on Nicholson-Sarsfield Rd.

A 36-year-old man suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital for observation, while two girls, aged four and six, were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

A 34-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and taken to hospital for assessment.

She was later released and on Friday was charged with three counts of attempted murder.

The woman has been remanded to appear at Bairnsdale Magistrates’ Court on February 20.