Arson charges laid after fire, small explosions at Guelph apartment

Guelph police say one of the suspects in the theft of Pokemon cards dropped their cell phone as they were getting away. Scott Tracey/Guelph Police Service

A Guelph man is facing arson and other charges after a fire broke out near an apartment complex.

Crews from Guelph Fire Department went to a building on Waterloo Avenue near Wellington Street Wednesday just after 8:30 p.m.

Investigators say some unknown items were thrown into the fire causing several small explosions.

They say the fire destroyed parts of a garden but no one was hurt.

Investigators say a man was found near the scene, and they later determined he was bound by two different court orders not to be at that address.

A search of the individual turned up a pair of knives.

The 36-year-old was arrested and held for a bail hearing.

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