Teen charged with manslaughter and arson in Sauble Beach fire

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An 18-year-old is facing charges, including manslaughter, in connection with a fire in Sauble Beach.

Grey Bruce OPP and South Bruce Peninsula Fire crews were called to a structure fire on Mapleport Crescent around 8 a.m. on August 15.

A body was later found inside.

After an investigation by the Grey Bruce OPP Crime Unit, 18-year-old Taran Hibma of Owen Sound is charged with manslaughter, causing death by criminal negligence, and arson with disregard for life.

He was arrested on Wednesday and is due in Owen Sound court Thursday for a bail hearing.