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Arson arrest in Kenora house fire

Kenora OPP arrest 21-year-old in connection with Saturday evening house fire
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Courtesy OPP.

KENORA – Police have arrested a 21-year-old for arson following a house fire in Kenora.

Emergency crews responded to the fire around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, finding a Minto Avenue residence engulfed in flames.

No one was inside the house at the time, responders determined, and no injuries were reported.

Kenora OPP arrested the suspect after an investigation supported by the force’s Northwest Region Crime Unit and Kenora Forensic Identification Unit.

The accused was in custody pending a bail hearing Sunday, while police say the investigation continues.

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