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Arson charge laid after apartment fire

Dec. 31, 2012, Winnipeg - A man is facing two arson-related charges after a weekend fire that prompted the evacuation of a Winnipeg apartment block.

December 31, 2012
By The Canadian Press

The fire broke out Sunday afternoon when flames erupted in the central-area block, sending smoke billowing through the structure.

No one was hurt, but firefighters had to use a ladder to rescue a person from the second-storey.

Police say a suspect was alone in his suite when he allegedly started the fire and then left the block.

He was located a short time later and arrested without incident.

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Clifford James Mousseau, a 33-year-old Winnipeg man, also faces two charges of breaching his probation.