A 15-year-old boy has been charged over a bushfire that destroyed more than 5000 hectares in the NSW Hunter region last week.
The boy was charged at Raymond Terrace Police Station on Monday evening with intentionally causing fire and being reckless as to its spread.
He’s the second youth to be charged in relation to the fire in the Heatherbrae area in Port Stephens.
He was given bail and will appear in court next month.
An 11-year-old boy was charged over the fire on Monday.