Embrun teen charged with arson after setting fire to bedroom, damages estimated at $300,000

An OPP Cruiser. Smith photo, Nation Valley News file

Youth charged with arson 

EMBRUN — Russell County OPP officers responded to a structural fire on Forget Street in Embrun shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 28.

During the investigation, the officers determined, with the assistance of the Embrun Fire Department, that the fire was purposely started in a bedroom inside the building. The damages are estimated at $300,000.

As a result of the investigation, a 14-year-old, from Embrun, was arrested and charged with:

  • Arson – Disregard for Human Life CC 433(a) and
  • Arson – Damage to Property CC 434

The accused is scheduled to appear in L’Orignal court at a later date.

The identity of the accused cannot be released in order to protect the identity of the victim. The accused is also protected under the terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) due to the age.

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