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Bancroft woman accused of arson following apartment unit fire: OPP

Police have provided few details about the incident but say a 50-year-old woman has been charged with arson.
Police have provided few details about the incident but say a 50-year-old woman has been charged with arson. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

A Bancroft woman has been charged with arson following a fire at an apartment unit on Tuesday night.

Around 9:50 p.m., Bancroft OPP, the Bancroft Fire Department and Hastings Quinte Paramedics Services were called to respond to a fire on Woodview Lane.

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Const. Philippe Regamey tells Global News Peterborough the fire destroyed a full unit in the building. Three other units were not damaged. No injuries were reported, Regamey said.

OPP say officers found a tenant on the property and spoke to her regarding the fire.

The OPP’s forensic identification unit and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal are assisting with the investigation.

As a result of the investigation, Rosanne Gutoskie, 50, of Bancroft, has been charged with arson – disregard for human life and failure to comply with a probation order.

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She was held in custody and is scheduled for a bail hearing in Belleville on Wednesday.

A damage estimate has yet to be determined, OPP said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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