October 24, 2014 2:08 pm

Winnipeg teen charged with arson in Kildonan East fire

A fire last week at Kildonan East Collegiate closed the high school for three days and caused an estimated $500,000 damage.

Riley McDermid / Global News
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WINNIPEG – A 16-year-old Winnipeg boy is accused of setting the fire last week that closed Kildonan East Collegiate for three days.

Police arrested the teen Wednesday, police said. He faces charges of arson with disregard for human life and arson causing damage to property.

The fire, which broke out at about 9 a.m. Thursday, was contained to a second-floor washroom but caused an estimated $500,000 damage due to extensive smoke damage.

Classes were cancelled Thursday, Friday and Monday because of the damage.

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