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Female youth charged with arson in two west-side apartment fires

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A female youth in Owen Sound has been arrested and charged with two counts of arson causing damage to property as the result of an investigation into two fires at a west-side apartment building in the past year.

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The Owen Sound Police Service investigated a pair of suspicious fires that occurred on Aug. 15, 2019, and Feb. 29 of this year in Owen Sound. The Owen Sound Fire Department attended both fires and contained the damage to a small area. Neither fire resulted in any injuries.

As a result of the investigation, which included collaboration with members of the fire department and representatives from the west-side apartment building, evidence was discovered confirming both fires were deliberately set.

The accused cannot be identified because of the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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