A 15-year-old boy has been charged over a fire in Albany yesterday.

Around 9am, police received reports of two males acting suspiciously near Cockburn Road, Centennial Park.

Two people were seen running from the area after a fire started.

Police tracked down the two youths, aged 14 and 15, and they were taken into custody.

The 15-year-old Yakamia boy has been charged with wilfully lighting a fire likely to endanger life or damage property.

Police encourage all people to be vigilant and report any suspicious people or vehicles in bushland areas by calling 131 444.

The West Australian

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