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Man charged with arson, assault, uttering threats in Surrey townhouse fire

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Charges laid in Newton townhouse fire
WATCH: A man is facing several charges following a townhouse fire in Surrey's Newton neighborhood. – May 2, 2024

A 22-year-old man is facing numerous charges related to a townhouse fire in Surrey, B.C.’s Newton neighbourhood.

Emergency crews responded to a fire at a townhouse complex on 66 Avenue, near 127 Street, around 12:30 p.m. last Friday.

Mounties said three homes were affected by the fire and no one was hurt.

Police quickly deemed the fire suspicious.

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On Thursday, Surrey RCMP announced Amritpal Dhindsa has been charged with arson, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Dhindsa has been remanded until his next court appearance on Friday.

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— with files from Simon Little

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