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Five Youths Charged with Stadium Shed Fire

April 24, 2013 10:40 AM | News

Canad Inns Stadium Fire

Flames and smoke shoot out from a storage shed at the old Canad Inns Stadium on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (ELISHA DACEY / METRO WINNIPEG FILE)

Winnipeg police have arrested and charged five youths in connection to a fire in a shed at Canad Inns Stadium on April 2.

Firefighters responded shortly before 8 p.m. that night to find the shed engulfed in flames. The contents of the structure contained fuel tanks and football field turf.

Two 16-year-old males, two 17-year-old males and a 16-year-old female have been arrested and charged with one count of arson each and were released to appear in court at a later date.

Damage as a result of the fire is estimated at $300,000.

— Staff