Carwoola bushfire: Two men to face court over destructive fire

Firefighters managed to save about 56 homes during the blaze. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
Firefighters managed to save about 56 homes during the blaze. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Two men will appear in court in connection with a devastating fire in Carwoola earlier this year.

The February fire ripped through 3500 hectares of land, completely destroyed eight homes and damaged a number of other buildings.

The men, aged 20 and 39, were issued with court attendance notices on Thursday following an investigation by the Monaro Local Area Command.

NSW Police issued the notices for allegedly failing to comply with a total fire ban and causing or setting fire to the property of another person.

The Carwoola fire was sparked on February 17 and at its worst required about 200 firefighters and 50 trucks to contain.

Despite damage to a number of properties, at least 56 homes were saved by their efforts. 

"The fire moved frighteningly quickly and the remarkable thing is how quickly that fire developed," a spokesman from the NSW Rural Fire Service said at the time.

"We threw everything we had at it. It's as good an outcome as we could have got, but our sympathy goes out to those who have lost their homes."

The men are due to appear in Queanbeyan Local Court in August.