Two Australian boys held for blast that caused bushfire

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Reuters| Updated: Oct 28, 2013, 15:12 PM IST

Sydney: Two Australian teenagers have been arrested after a homemade bomb exploded, causing a bush fire in the New South Wales, media reported Monday.

Emergency services were called to an area of bushland near Crestwood Drive in Port Macquarie Sunday following reports of a fire, Xinhua reported.

Police said the boys, both aged 16, lit a homemade explosive device and threw it into a vacant block. The bomb exploded accidentally, causing a fire in the nearby bushland.

The two boys attempted to put out the blaze, which was later extinguished by firefighters.

The fire burnt through a small area and no property was damaged.