A Bomaderry man charged with murder after a fatal house fire on Friday evening has again been refused bail.
Harley Thompson, aged 26, did not appear before registrar Craig Cockburn in Nowra Local Court on Monday, August 3.
Bail was not applied for and was formally refused, with the matter to return to court on October 12.
Thompson is charged with murder and three counts of destroying property.
There are allegations Thompson deliberately lit the fire in the home in Leonard Street, Bomaderry on July 31 in which a 49-year-old man died.
Police have said emergency services were called to the property just after 10.30pm with reports of a break-in and a house fire.
Fire and Rescue NSW managed to extinguish the blaze, which had destroyed the home and a nearby vehicle.
The homeowner, who Nine News has identified as Cameron Johnston, was subsequently pulled from the house unconscious.
Despite CPR efforts by paramedics, Mr Johnson died at the scene.
A second man, believed to Mr Johnson's 18-year-old son, was able to flee the home and escaped without injury.
South Coast Police established Strike Force Berep with assistance from the State Crime Command's Homicide Squad and Arson Unit, to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Following investigations officers arrested Thompson about 12.30 on Saturday afternoon.
He appeared before a special sitting of Wollongong Local Court on Sunday where he was refused bail to reappear in Nowra on Monday.
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