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London police lay charges in Mornington Avenue arson investigation

FILE PHOTO. Jaclyn Carbone / 980 CFPL

London police have charged a 28-year-old London man with arson in connection with a fire in an apartment building on Mornington Avenue.

Emergency crews responded to a fire in the 500 block of Mornington Avenue around 12:20 a.m. on April 25. Officials say the fire was at a “multi-dwelling building.”

The London Fire Department extinguished the fire. Damage is estimated at roughly $200,000.

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One occupant of the building was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Following an investigation by London police and the Office of the Fire Marshal, a 28-year-old London man is charged with arson causing property damage and arson with disregard for human life.

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The accused is scheduled to appear in London court on July 28 in relation to the charges.

—With files from Jake Jeffrey

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