It is estimated the hearing of a former volunteer firefighter accused of starting several fires around his own home last year will take three days.
Blake William Banner, 19, of Tarraganda did not appear in person in Bega Local Court on Tuesday where he faced seven counts of intentionally causing a fire and being reckless to its spread.
Magistrate Doug Dick asked Banner's defence solicitor, Jennifer Chalker, whether Banner was continuing to plead not guilty to the charges, which she confirmed.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Liza Brown believed the hearing of his case would take "the best part" of three days as there was a lot of information from NSW Rural Fire Service fire investigators.
"A lot of expert evidence will be called," she said.
In court last year she said "there will be quite a bit of material" in relation to the case.
On Tuesday, Magistrate Dick adjourned the matter for mention on March 11 and said the case would have to be listed for hearing.
Banner's bail is to continue.
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