Children are arrested, cautioned and 'dealt with' after they ignited bushfires ...

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() Children are arrested, cautioned and 'dealt with' after they ignited at least EIGHT of the raging bushfires tearing through Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said children were responsible for fires She said punishment for children depended on consequences of the fire Bushfire emergency in Queensland have forced hundreds of people from homes 

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 02:56 BST, 11 September 2019 | Updated: 02:57 BST, 11 September 2019

Children have ignited at least eight of the dozens of blazes which have contributed to a bushfire emergency across Queensland.

Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll says children have been arrested, cautioned or 'dealt with under our restorative justice processes'.

'Some of these have been kids just playing playing with fire, some deliberate and obviously some repeat offences,' she told Seven's Sunrise program on Wednesday.

Children have ignited at least eight of the dozens of blazes which have contributed to a bushfire emergency across Queensland. Pictured: Peregian Beach was one of the worst hit areas ravaged by fire

Children have ignited at least eight of the dozens of blazes which have contributed to a

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