Narrogin detectives have charged a 48-year-old man over an alleged arson attack at a property in Ranford. Between 11am and 12.30pm on last Friday, a house and shed caught fire on Crossman Road, east of the Boddington townsite. The house and rear shed were flattened in the blaze with all contents inside the buildings destroyed. Fire crews from Boddington and surrounding districts helped battle the fire which prompted a “hazmat” warning from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services about 1.30pm. DFES warned residents in parts of Ranford, Boddington and Bannister to remain inside because the structures contained products producing potentially toxic smoke. A DFES spokesperson said the warning was in place for precautionary measures as the shed contained 100L of oil and car parts. Firefighters had the blaze contained and under control by 3.40pm. Police arson squad officers travelled from Perth that afternoon to conduct investigations at the property. A 48-year-old man was arrested at the scene. Narrogin detectives have since charged the man with criminal damage by fire. The man was due to appear in the Perth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.