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Mischief charges laid in connection with Mattawa fire
One person is facing charges following a townhouse fire last month in Mattawa that left one person with serious burns. (File)
SUDBURY -- One person is facing mischief endangering life charges following an early morning fire last month in Mattawa.
The North Bay Ontario Provincial Police responded to the call around 4:30 a.m. May 13 about a fire on Mattawan Street.
"OPP officers, Mattawa Fire Department and an investigator from the Office of the Fire Marshall attended the scene to conduct an investigation," the OPP said in a news release Monday. "One person sustained life-altering injuries in the fire."
As a result of the fire, 11 people were displaced, and the burn victim was rushed via air ambulance to the burn centre.
As a result of the investigation, a 25-year-old man is charged with mischief endangering life and illegal drug possession.
He has been release and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 18 to answer to the charges.