Brandon Ray Hall, 25, faces court over alleged arson incident on December 20

Man charged over Eaton bushfire

A 25-year-old man who allegedly lit a bushfire in Eaton last month will return to court later this week.

Brandon Ray Hall, 25, faced Bunbury Magistrates Court on January 10 over one count of wilfully lighting a fire likely to injure or damage.

South-West Police allege Mr Hall deliberately set fire to a patch of grass near the Collie River, on December 20.

A member of the public saw the flames and contacted the local emergency services. The blaze was extinguished a short time later.

Seeking to make a bail application, Mr Hall will return to court on January 17. A plea has not yet been made.

The maximum sentence for this type of offence is 20 years in prison.

Anyone with information about the incident, or similar incidents, has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppers.com.au