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Teenager accused of setting fire to Glenorchy unit after Easter Monday blaze

Pulse Tasmania
Teenager accused of setting fire to Glenorchy unit. Image / Supplied

A teenage boy accused of deliberately setting fire to a Glenorchy unit has been slapped with a charge of arson.

The Easter long weekend blaze tore through the property on Surada Place just after 1:30pm on Monday.

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Emergency services arrived to find the property engulfed in flames but managed to prevent the fire from spreading to adjoining units.

The 18-year-old is estimated to have caused close to $300,000 in damages.

He was taken into custody shortly after the blaze and is scheduled to appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

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