Manitoba

Two boys, age 14, charged in RCMP office fire

Two 14-year-old boys are facing multiple charges after an RCMP office in northeastern Manitoba went up in flames over the weekend.

St. Theresa Point fire leads to charges against two boys

The RCMP office in St. Theresa Point was a total loss, according to officials. (RCMP)

Two 14-year-old boys are facing multiple charges after an RCMP office in northeastern Manitoba went up in flames over the weekend.

Fire crews were called to the RCMP office in St. Theresa Point early Sunday morning to find the building engulfed in flames.

Crews were able to extinguish the blaze but not before it destroyed the building and all of its contents.

After a quick investigation, officers laid charges against two youths from the area, each 14 years-old. Both are facing charges of break-and-enter and arson.

Both teens remain in police custody and will appear in a Winnipeg court on July 25.

RCMP do not yet have a damage estimate for the building but said what was destroyed inside the building was worth about $20,000.

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