A 43-year-old Napanee man is facing arson charges following a fire at a residential unit on Robert Street in Napanee late Saturday (December 8) night.
Just after 11 p.m., officers attended at an apartment on Robert Street after they encountered a man in the street nearby. When the officers arrived, they discovered that the apartment was on fire and called the Napanee Fire Department.
Thanks to the quick actions of fire department, the fire was extinguished inside the apartment and damage to the rest of the building was minimized.
The joint investigation by both the OPP and the Office of the Fire Marshal has determined that the fire was deliberately set. The occupant of the apartment, the same man that was located in the street nearby, was arrested and charged with arson contrary to the Criminal Code. He was released from custody with bail conditions and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Napanee on January 9, 2019.
Damage to the building is thought to be in excess of ten thousand dollars.