Arrest made in arson to residence

RCMP arrest and charge 25-year-old Cranbrook man for arson.

  • Oct. 12, 2016 4:00 p.m.

Cranbrook RCMP have arrested one male for allegedly setting fire to a residence this past Saturday.

Cranbrook RCMP were called to a residence in the 700 Block of Innes Ave early Saturday morning. Cranbrook Fire Department advised police about a house fire and they believed someone might still be inside.

On attendance one of the occupants of the house was attempting to use a garden hose to extinguish the flames. Cranbrook Fire Department was able to put out the fire and kept the damage contained to the front of the home. No other structures were damaged.

Cranbrook RCMP, along with the General Investigation Section were able to quickly identify the suspect and he was arrested without incident.  A 25 year old Cranbrook resident is currently charged with Arson and will appear before the courts at a later date. This was not a random act of arson and the victim was targeted.

“The Cranbrook RCMP are thankful that no one was injured in this intentionally set fire,” said Cst. Katie Forgeron. “The quick response of the Fire Department ensured that the damage was kept to a minimum.”