Man charged with arson in Cape Breton fires

Cape Breton Regional Police have charged a man in connection with a number of fires. Cape Breton Regional Police

Cape Breton Regional Police have charged a 23-year-old man in connection with two suspicious fires in Sydney, N.S.

Police originally said they were investigating three suspicious fires that occurred within a few hours of each other on Wednesday night – two on Kings Road and one on George Street.

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Police say they arrested Kristopher Michael Clarke at the scene of one of the fires.

Clarke is now facing charges of arson causing damage in relation to a fire at a vacant house on George Street and arson with disregard for human life after a propane truck was set on fire on Kings Road.

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No charges were laid in connection with the third fire.

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Police say their investigation remains ongoing.

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