A man accused of setting a house ablaze and assaulting a firefighter in Sydney’s northwest has been refused bail.
Emergency services were called to a home in Rose Hill about 12.55am on Thursday after its 54-year-old resident returned home to find his house on fire and a man allegedly pouring accelerant on the home.
When police arrived at the Tallawong Road home, they allegedly found a 38-year-old man assaulting a Fire and Rescue NSW firefighter at the rear of the property.
A man accused of setting a house ablaze and assaulting a firefighter in Sydney’s northwest has been refused bail
Officers deployed pepper spray but the man ran inside the burning home.
He was taken out of the home and tasered as he had armed himself with a knife, police say.
The accused was taken to Blacktown Hospital for treatment and charged with breaking and entering, resisting an officer in the execution of duty and charged for other outstanding matters including domestic-violence related offenses.
He was refused bail via a bedside hearing and has been ordered to face Blacktown Local Court on Monday.