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Harrowsmith man faces arson charges following apartment fire

OPP have charged a Harrowsmith man for allegedly setting fire to an room in an apartment building over the weekend. Global News file

A local man is facing arson charges following an apartment fire in Harrowsmith over the weekend.

South Frontenac firefighters, OPP and Frontenac paramedics responded to a fire at a building at 4929 Road 38 in Harrowsmith Saturday evening.

OPP say the fire was extinguished before emergency crews responded.

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No one was injured and there was only minor damage done to a bedroom in one of the apartments.

Nevertheless, OPP believe the fire was started intentionally.

Michell Rattray, 32, of Harrowsmith was charged with arson, mischief endangering life, mischief to property under $5,000, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and three counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

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