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Brandon man arrested for arson at scene of house fire

Firefighters in Brandon battled a blaze Tuesday.
Firefighters in Brandon battled a blaze Tuesday. Liam Pattison Photography

A Brandon man is behind bars after police say he lit his house on fire, then watched it burn.

Emergency crews were called to the blaze at a Louise Avenue home Tuesday afternoon after flames were seen shooting out the side of the building.

Police said they spotted a man staring at the flames, and when they struck up a conversation with him, he told them he lived in the main floor suite and had started the fire.

Liam Pattison Photography
Liam Pattison Photography
Liam Pattison Photography
Liam Pattison Photography Liam Pattison Photography
Liam Pattison Photography

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The 34-year-old man was arrested for arson, and will be appearing in Brandon court Wednesday.

There were no injuries, and the fire is still under investigation.

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