SCF Tip: Don't use a lighter when stealing gas ...
THREE teenagers allegedly trying to steal petrol from a sawmill's fuel shed have been charged with arson after using a cigarette lighter to see how much they had taken - and burning the place down.
Police said a 19-year-old man, 17-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were charged after a fire in Mungallala, west of Roma, early yesterday.
They said that at 2.30am the trio entered the Mungallala Sawmill on the Warrego Highway and used a lighter to see how much fuel they had taken from a storage shed.
The resultant blaze destroyed the fuel shed, sawmill and sawmill equipment and injured one of the teenagers.
The three are scheduled to appear in Mitchell Magistrates Court on April 24.
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