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Cambridge fire was deliberately set, police allege

A Cambridge man faces a number of charges including arson and break and enter, after flames tore through an old stone home at 1109 King Street East in Cambridge on Monday morning.

Cambridge man faces arson and break and enter charges

A Cambridge man faces a number of charges including arson and break and enter, after flames tore through an old stone home at 1109 King Street East in Cambridge on Monday morning.

"Preliminary damage from smoke and fire are estimated to be $200,000," Waterloo Regional Police Staff Sergeant Steve Billings said.

The flames errupted inside the building around 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning.

Cambridge Fire Platoon Chief Brad Grimwood describes the building as an old stone home with an addition, subdivided into four units.

"The fire was confined to one unit, but the other three units sustained heavy smoke damage," Grimwood said.

No one was home when the fire began, Grimwood said.

"The occupants of the other three units were unharmed. They were able to get out safely, however there was a dog that passed away in the fire," he said.

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