Male suspect ignites propane tank at former residence

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On July 25, 2023 at approximately 11:00 am, police and members of BFES responded to a report of a house and fence burning in the 200 block of Princess Ave.  Once the fire was extinguished, investigation revealed that a 38-year-old male, a former tenant of the residence, had intentionally ignited a propane tank, which caused an explosion and fire.  No one was injured because of the incident.

The male had fled the scene prior to the arrival of emergency crews, but he was located and arrested on July 26, 2023 shortly after 6:00 am.  He was lodged at Brandon Police Service and will appear in court today on charges of Arson with Disregard for Human Life and Fail to comply with Undertaking.