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Peterborough house fire leads to gun-related arrest: police

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Damage is pegged at $5,000 after a fire broke out at a residence on Crescent St. in Peterborough on Monday evening.

A Peterborough man faces several firearms offences following an investigation into a house fire Monday night.

Around 7:15 p.m., Peterborough Fire Services responded to a residential fire at a Crescent Street address where they helped one occupant leave the building.

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Damage was pegged at $5,000 and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

However, Peterborough Fire notified police about a firearm and ammunition found in the residence.

As a result of subsequent police investigation, the occupant of the residence was arrested.

James Grant Brewer, 76, was charged with the following offences:

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  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm/ammunition
  • Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Oct. 29.

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