SUDBURY -- North Bay police have charged a young offender with arson following a grass fire on Main Street West in the city.

Police were called to the scene at 7:40 p.m. on April 8. The fire was extinguished by North Bay Fire and Emergency Services.

"After an investigation and with assistance from members of the public, police identified the accused," police said in a news release Friday.

No information is being released on the accused because they are under age 18.

If you suspect criminal activity or observe a crime in progress, can contact the North Bay Police Service by dialing 911 in an emergency or calling the North Bay Police Service’s non-emergency line at 705-472-1234.

For those who wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Near North Crime Stoppers, by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a tip online at