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Ottawa police arrest man in arson case

Feb. 29, 2016, Ottawa - Police say a 78-year-old man has been arrested after an arson investigation in Ottawa's south end.

They say a man was seen leaving the area of a fire at a home Sunday morning.

Investigators say there were no injuries in that fire, but police say the home suffered substantial damages.

Police say later Sunday a second home was allegedly lit on fire. Again, nobody was injured, but the home was damaged.

They say that the 78-year-old suspect was identified, and later arrested.

There's no word on charges, and the man hasn't been named by police.

The arson unit is continuing its investigation.

February 29, 2016
By The Canadian Press