Arson charges laid in Ponoka apartment building fire

Ponoka, Alberta – Charges have been laid in relations to a fire that forced the evacuation of resident of the Rex Manor apartment complex in Ponoka earlier this month.

On May 1, 2017, Ponoka RCMP and fire fighters responded to a fire at the Rex Manor apartments. Several residents were temporarily evacuated from the building and the fire was extinguished without anyone being injured.

RCMP investigated the source of the fire and have charged 39-year-old Denis Fortin with arson and mischief. He has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on May 23.

Ponoka RCMP



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