Res­i­dent charged with ar­son af­ter fire at re­tire­ment home

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

BAR­RIE, Ont. — Po­lice say a 79-year-old re­tire­ment home res­i­dent is fac­ing ar­son charges af­ter a fire at a se­niors build­ing in Bar­rie, Ont. In­ves­ti­ga­tors say the Wed­nes­day night blaze forced 60 res­i­dents from their rooms. Po­lice say they were ac­com­mo­dated to an­other wing of the build­ing.

The fire was con­tained to one room, but caused ex­ten­sive dam­age.

A Bar­rie man, who re­mains in hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing treat­ment for smoke in­hala­tion, is charged with ar­son-dis­re­gard for hu­man life and ar­son dam­age to prop­erty.

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