POLICE have arrested an individual fifteen months after a woman died in a deliberately-lit Kooringal house fire that prompted a murder investigation.
Strike Force Burrow was established in April 2019 after the deadly fire that claimed the life of 36-year-old Kylie Green two months earlier.
Ms Green and another woman were inside the Tichborne Crescent home when, in the early morning of February 25, fire broke out in the building.
While the other person made it out safely, Ms Green was trapped inside.
Police, along with NSW Forensics and Fire and Rescue NSW investigators, later determined the fire had been deliberately lit.
Following extensive inquiries, investigators went to a home in Tolland about 8am today, and arrested a 47-year-old woman.
She was taken to Wagga Police Station where she is currently assisting police with inquiries.
In announcing the strike force's formation last year, Riverina Police District's Inspector Phil Malligan said Ms Green had been unable to escape and was trapped in the back of the building.
"Due to the build of the individual, she was unable to get out of the house and she was trapped," he said in April.
"The fire, the smoke, smoke inhalation, the health of the young lady - she was unable to get out of her bedroom to be able to escape the fire and the smoke.
Police have twice released CCTV footage from the area on the morning in question in a bid to prompt information from the public.
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A person was seen walking north along Tichborne Crescent around the same time the fire began, around 6.10am.
A white dual-cab ute towing a trailer also passed the house soon before it was engulfed in flames.
Police renewed appeals to the public as recently as December.