A London man is facing charges following a fire at an apartment yesterday afternoon on Wharncliffe Road North.
At approximately 5pm, a London Police officer was at an address on Wharncliffe Road North, when he observed smoke coming from the ground floor of the building. The London Fire Department was contacted and called to the scene.
An investigation determined that the fire had been set deliberately. Nobody was injured, but damages were estimated to be approximately $100,000.
Members of the London Police Street Crime Unit arrested the resident of the apartment, Mark William Sansom, 60, of London. He was charged with the following Criminal Code of Canada offences:
Arson with disregard for human life, and
Arson causing damage to property.
LPS, the London Fire Department and the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshall, continue to investigate.
The accused is expected to appear in London court today in relation to this matter.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com