UPDATE: Charges in Kathleen Avenue townhouse blazeApril 12, 2019 11:59pm
Sarnia police were holding the scene of a townhouse fire Friday afternoon.
At around 3 p.m., Sarnia Fire and Rescue responded to a multi-residential building on Kathleen Avenue near East Street. Thick smoke was billowing from the roof when crews arrived and there was extensive damage to a unit.
Platoon Chief Brad Allen said 15 firefighters from three stations helped to extinguish the blaze, and no injuries were reported.
He added that the cause of the fire was under investigation and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office was contacted.
Police reported via Twitter Saturday that charges have been laid.
This is not what you want to find when you go to check the welfare of someone. Thankfully she wasn’t home and found safe. Male in custody for arson and a plethora of other charges. No injuries. Shout out to @SarniaFire @SarniaFirefight for a timely response and job well done. pic.twitter.com/C4C2OXgLEj
— Officer Van Sickle (@181SarniaPolice) April 13, 2019
A damage estimate has not been provided.
Crews from @SarniaFire quickly contained a structure fire to one unit of a townhouse on the 300 block of Kathleen Ave saving the other units from damage this afternoon. Fire under investigation, no injuries to report. pic.twitter.com/tIq2vHNrsZ
— Sarnia Fire Rescue (@SarniaFire) April 12, 2019