A 45-year-old man has been charged in connection with an apartment fire in Winnipeg that forced 14 people to escape.
The charges include:
- arson with disregard for human life,
- arson causing damage to property, and
- possession of incendiary material.
Firefighters were called to the three-storey building on McGee Street, just north of Sargent Avenue, around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
The fire started in the living room of a suite on the top floor, fire officials said. The blaze caused $500,000 damage, they said.
There were no injuries.
The 45-year-old man, who was arrested at the scene, remains in police custody.