Regina police charge man with arson following structure fire

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Regina police say they have charged a man in connection to a structure fire that happened on the outskirts of the city on Monday morning. File / Global News

The Regina Police Service says it arrested a 33-year-old man for arson following reports of a structure fire on the Highway Service Road near Lewvan Drive on Monday morning.

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Police said the incident was reported shortly before 1:30 a.m. Early reports indicated that a building was on fire and a man was seen walking away.

Brian Robert Moncrieff of Edmonton was located nearby, police said. He was found with burns to his body and was taken to hospital by EMS.

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Moncrieff is charged with arson causing damage to property and scheduled to appear in provincial court on Sept. 9.

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