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Man Charged in House Fire on Peguis First Nation

January 28, 2020 3:13 PM | News

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Peguis First Nation

The remains of a home on Peguis First Nation after a fire was set on January 24, 2020. (RCMP / HANDOUT)

Manitoba RCMP have arrested and charged a man in connection to a house fire on Peguis First Nation.

The fire on January 24 broke out on West Road at around 11:10 p.m. While responding to the fire, emergency crews were told a suspicious man was walking along Highway 224 and burning items on the road, close to where the house fire was located.

Four people inside the home were able to get outside. Two of them were treated by paramedics, while the other two were taken to hospital and have since been released.

Police located the suspicious man, who was being checked by firefighters from Peguis Fire Department, and arrested him.

Danton Flett, 22, of Peguis First Nation, has been charged with arson disregard for human life and arson causing damage to property. He remains in custody.

RCMP and the Office of the Fire Commissioner continue to investigate.


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