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Man charged with arson after residential fire in Georgetown: police

Halton police arrested a man in Georgetown after a small residential fire Sunday night.
Halton police arrested a man in Georgetown after a small residential fire Sunday night. Global News File

A 62-year-old man has been charged after a small fire at a residence in Georgetown on Sunday night.

Halton regional police (HRPS) say the fire was called in around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday night from a home on Greystone Crescent.

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Halton Hills fire, who responded to the fire, believe the home may have been tampered with, citing evidence of solvents being splashed near a window on the side of the house.

There were no injuries in the blaze.

Police say they arrested a “person of interest” about half an hour later not far from the scene. He’s been charged with one count of arson.

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Investigators from the Halton police’s forensic unit have taken over the case.

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