© Guardian photo by Mitch MacDonald
Two dozen tenants of this apartment building on Glen Stewart Drive in Stratford were displaced after a fire in one of the units in October.
STRATFORD - A 24-year-old Georgetown man has been charged with arson, break and enter and uttering threats following an apartment fire here Saturday morning.
RCMP have arrested Jeffery Burke after investigating the fire at 25 Glen Stewart drive, which saw more than two dozen tenants displaced.
RCMP took over the investigation Saturday afternoon after Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Arsenault ruled the cause of the fire as undetermined.
Crossroads Fire Department and Queens District RCMP responded to the fire at 3 a.m. Saturday.
The blaze was contained to one apartment unit, however it caused smoke and water damage to others in the 12-unit building.
No one was injured in the fire, which saw all residents evacuated.
An RCMP forensic unit was also on the scene throughout the weekend.
Disaster volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross have provided meals and personal-care kits for 15 adults and one child, emergency lodging for one tenant.
Most tenants have made arrangements to stay for now with family or friends in the community.
Burke is being held in custody until his next court appearance on October 22, 2013.