2 people face 22 charges in connection with fatal Scarborough house fire
International student Helen Guo, 18, died in the fire on May 30
Police have arrested and charged two people in connection with a Scarborough rooming house fire that killed an 18-year-old international student.
Police are alleging that a man and a woman were "negligent in providing proper fire protection and safety at a home that they own and operate as a rental property," a news release sent out on Monday reads.
The accused, who turned themselves in to police on Friday, are facing 22 charges, including nine counts each of arson by negligence and one count each of criminal negligence causing death.
On May 30, calls came into emergency crews at around 2:30 a.m. about a fire at a house on Haida Court near Ellesmere Road and Military Trail.
Helen Guo, an international student from China who was studying at University of Toronto Scarborough, was killed.
Three other occupants, who are also U of T students, managed to escape, one by jumping out of a second-storey window. Police say a 20-year-old woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Police, in collaboration with the Ontario Fire Marshal, are conducting an ongoing investigation.
Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of two arrests in a fire investigation. Two people face total of 22 charges after fire investigation, Haida Court & Lash Court area. The investigation into the cause of the fire remains ongoing.<a href="https://t.co/hQuU5NS23J">https://t.co/hQuU5NS23J</a> <a href="https://t.co/R55yY1069l">pic.twitter.com/R55yY1069l</a>—@Toronto_Fire