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Charges laid in apartment building fire

Damages estimated at $100,000
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH - Today at approximately 5:50 a.m. members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Wellington North Fire Services and Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Services responded to an apartment fire on Egremont Street North in Mount Forest.

The fire was contained to a single unit in the ten unit complex. A 32-year-old man was transported to a local hospital with burns to his hand. All residents have been evacuated and there is currently no set time for their return.

Damages are estimated at $100,000.

32-year-old Patrick David McDermott of Mount Forest has been charged with Arson by Negligence and is scheduled to appear in Guelph Court on Jan. 18, 2019.

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