Woman facing arson and drug charges

September 5, 2023 8:40 am in by

A 21-year-old woman accused of starting a fire in a Cairns North unit complex has been charged.

It’s alleged the woman set fire to a inside a unit around 1.40pm yesterday.

Emergency crews extinguished the blaze and no one was physically injured.

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A crime scene was declared, and the 21-year-old woman was arrested in relation to the incident.

Police conducted a pat-down search where it will be further alleged, officers located a quantity of drugs.

The 21-year-old been charged with one count each of arson and possess dangerous drugs.

She is due to appear at Cairns Magistrates Court today.