A 71-year-old Peterborough man is facing an arson charge after a house fire in Peterborough on Tuesday morning (September 13).
At around 6:30 a.m on Tuesday, Peterborough police and fire services responded to a fire on Woodglade Boulevard in the city’s west end.
Police closed the area of Woodglade Boulevard between Sherbrooke Street and Lynnhaven Road during the fire and, after an initial investigation, charged a 71-year-old Peterborough man with one count of arson – damage to own property.
The accused man was held in custody for a court appearance on Tuesday.
Peterborough police and fire services, along with the Ontario Fire Marshall, are continuing to investigate the fire. Police say residents can expect a police presence in the area for a few days.
Police are also asking the Good Samaritan who was seen trying to extinguish the fire to contact Detective Constable Mike Stephens at 705-876-1122 x303.
— Andrew MacDonald (@andrewmacdo) September 13, 2022