Arson Charges Levied After Fire in Caledon

A Caledon man is facing arson charges following a structure fire on Castledrag Side Road on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Just after 1 p.m., Caledon Fire and Emergency Services, along with officers from the Caledon OPP Detachment, were dispatched to the fire between Duffy’s Lane and Humber Station Road.

The Office of the Fire Marshall and members from the Major Crime Unit of the Caledon OPP also attended the scene to investigate the incident, and as a result, Ankit Bhargava, 23, has been charged with Arson – Damage to Property. He is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville today, August 10, 2017.

As a result of the fire, one man has been transported to a trauma centre with major injuries. The investigation is on-going and information will be released once it is available.

Police are asking anyone with information about the fire to contact Detective Constable Gurpreet Singh of the Caledon OPP at (905) 584-2241 or toll free at 1-888-310-1122.

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