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Woman charged with domestic violence charges following Batehaven unit fire

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A 55-year-old woman has been arrested on domestic violence charges following Saturday night's fire which destroyed a Batehaven unit.

A 55-year-old woman has been arrested on domestic violence charges following a house fire at Batehaven on Saturday night. 

One unit was destroyed and another one badly damaged in the fire.

Asbestos was prolific throughout the units, forcing fire and rescue crews from Moruya and Batemans Bay to decontaminate. 

Police say they arrived at the scene to find a distressed 45-year-old male with injuries to the right side of his head, sustained prior to the fire.  No one was injured as a result of the fire. 

The man was treated  by NSW Ambulance paramedics, while the 55-year old woman was taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation. 

Following her release from hospital yesterday she was charged with two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

She was served with an apprehended domestic violence order and will appear before Batemans Bay Local Court on Monday, 29th July.

Police say it's believed the fire started in the bedroom of one of the two units, however the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

Investigations are continuing.