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Constable Adam Crewdson, OPP
OPP  Fire at Residence Youth Charged

Malahide, ON - The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Malahide Fire Services responded to a multi-unit residential fire on Springwater Road north of Talbot Line on March 9, 2019 around 1:30 p.m.

All parties were able to leave the residence safely and no injuries were reported to police.

Malahide Fire Services was able to put out the fire which was isolated to an upstairs bedroom.

Through investigation it was revealed that a 13-year-old youth was playing with a lighter.

As such the youth has been charged with:

  • Mischief contrary to section 430(4) of the Criminal Code.

The youth will attend court at a later date to answer to the charge.

"In this fire call everyone was able to get out safely due to working CO and Smoke Alarms. Malahide Fire Services reminds everyone to check their Smoke Alarms and p ractice home escape plans with your entire family. This can make the difference between life and death" - Malahide Fire Services Fire Chief Brent Smith

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Last Updated: Monday, 11 March 2019 13:17:42 PM EST

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