Charges laid following numerous fires in Swift Current

The most significant fires were set in storage units located behind apartments. Courtesy: Deputy Fire Chief Darren McClelland

REGINA – Fire crews in Swift Current, Sask. have been dealing with a rash of blazes suspected to be arson. In the past month, crews had to extinguish six fires along Robert Street East, just off of Highway 1.

Thankfully, no one has been injured in any of the fires, but investigators believe they were deliberately set.

The Swift Current Deputy Fire Chief said most of the fires were set ablaze in apartment suites, but the most significant ones were set in storage units located behind the homes. He said in ten days alone, 15 storage units caught fire.

On Friday, Swift Current RCMP arrested a 30-year-old man and charged him with three counts of arson with disregard for human life as well as three counts of arson related to property damage.

The man will appear in Swift Current provincial court on Monday. His name has not been released.

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