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Soldiers Hill arsonist to plead guilty over car fires

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A man charged with ten counts of arson over car fires in Soldiers Hill yesterday is set to plead guilty to the offences.

Dennis Berg appeared in the Ballarat Magistrates' Court yesterday after he was arrested in mid-May over the series of fires between January 29 and May 15 this year.

Since he was arrested in Soldiers Hill on May 16, the 47 year old has remained in police custody.

He will return to court on August 29 where it will be determined if the charges will be dealt with in the County Court or the Magistrates Court.

Image via Magistrates' Court of Victoria.