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Friday, December 7, 2018

UPDATE: Man Charged After Mount Forest Fire

Mount Forest | by Matt Hermiz  

The OPP and Office of the Fire Marshall are investigating an early morning fire.

Photo: OPP 

A 32-year-old Mount Forest man has been charged following a fire at a Mount Forest apartment building.

OPP say Patrick McDermott is charged with arson by negligence following a blaze early this morning that caused an estimated $100,000 in damages.

Police, firefighters and EMS were called to the Egremont Street North residence around 5:50 a.m.

All residents in the 10-unit complex were evacuated due to the blaze, although police say it was contained to one single unit.

A 32-year-old man was transported to hospital after suffering burns to his hand.

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