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19-year-old arrested after boat went up in flames in Port Stanley: OPP

Const. Troy Carlson said the boat fire happened around 11:45 p.m. and firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze. . Luke Durda/Provided

Elgin County OPP say a 19-year-old male has been arrested after a boat went up in flames Saturday night in Port Stanley.

Const. Troy Carlson said the commercial fishing vessel fire happened around 11:45 p.m. and firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze.

No injuries were reported.

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Officers spoke to several witnesses nearby, and some said they saw a person leaving the boat.

“We were able to locate that person in Port Stanley, so we currently have a 19-year-old in custody under arrest, and charges are pending,” Carlson said.

The 19-year-old from Port Stanley has been charged with arson.

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He’s set to appear in court on Oct. 6.

Damage is estimated to be around $750,000.

The Ontario Fire Marshal is investigating.

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