Police lay arson charges in Sherbrook Street apartment fire that caused $150,000 damage
Published Sunday, December 30, 2012 4:07PM CST
Last Updated Monday, December 31, 2012 11:51AM CST
Winnipeg police have laid arson charges against a 33-year-old man after a fire swept through a Sherbrook Street apartment block Sunday, causing $150,000 damage.
Smoke poured from the building around 4 p.m. while fire fighters ran in and out of the building, attempting to extinguish the blaze.
At least three fire trucks, several police cruisers and a number of emergency vehicles were on scene in the 700 block of Sherbrook to assist in fighting the fire.
Police said the fire was deliberately set and quickly discovered by the building’s tenants, who all managed to get out of the building safely.
Police also had to block off traffic on a portion of Sherbrook and Cumberland Avenue near the fire while crews worked.
Now, 33-year-old Clifford James Mousseau is facing multiple charges including arson with disregard for human life and two counts of breach of probation.
Police blocked off a portion of Sherbrook Street and Cumberland Avenue after a fire broke out at an apartment block in the area.
Firefighters rush in and out of this apartment block on Sherbrook Street Sunday to fight a blaze inside the building.
Multiple fire crews were called to fight the fire in an apartment building on Sherbrook Street Sunday.