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Arson charges laid after critical-injury fire

Creston, B.C. - RCMP say a 21-year-old woman has been charged with arson after a person suffered critical burns in an apartment fire in Creston, B.C.

Police say several people were rescued from a basement suite when the blaze broke out last Thursday.

They say one person was airlifted to hospital in Vancouver and is listed in critical condition.

Investigators say the blaze was highly suspicious, and a woman was arrested on Monday.

Elisha Jimmy is in custody pending a court appearance scheduled for next week.

No details have been released about the victim of the fire.

May 8, 2015
By The Canadian Press