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Kingston police take man into custody following apartment fire

Kingston police have arrested a 25-year-old man following an apartment fire on Division Street Monday afternoon. Kraig Krause/Global News

Kingston police have arrested a 24-year-old man following an apartment fire in the city Monday.

Firefighters, Frontenac paramedics and multiple police cruisers were called to Treeview Apartments on Division Street sometime after 1 p.m. to respond to a fire.

Kingston Fire and Rescue said that the fire was quickly extinguished and the building was evacuated.

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“One tenant was rescued from their balcony. Five individuals were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation, as a precaution,” Kingston Fire said.

Kingston police said one man was arrested during the investigation of the fire.

“There are grounds to believe a 24-year-old local man deliberately set a fire originating on the third floor,” Kingston police said in a statement.

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The man was brought to hospital for assessment and will be brought back to Kingston police headquarters afterwards to answer to arson-related charges, police say.

There were no known injuries. Four police officers were assessed for smoke inhalation but appear to be fine, police said.

— With files from Global News’ Kraig Krause. 

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