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UPDATE: Charges Laid -Fire Crews Battle Blaze On James Street In Lindsay Overnight

UPDATE: 25-year-old Riley Cormier of Lindsay has been charged with arson – damage to property and fail
to comply with probation order X2. As a result of further investigation, the accused has been charged
with arson – damage to property X4, arson – disregard for human life and fail to comply with probation
order x9 in relation to five fires reported since April 30, 2022 when the iron bridge in Lindsay was burned.

KAWARTHA LAKES-City Of Kawartha Lakes Fire and Rescue spent the night fighting a fire at the former Ontario Truck Training Academy at 45 James Street in Lindsay.

Chief Terry Jones says the call came in around midnight with 6 stations responding to the call. The abandoned building is a write-off according to Jones.

Jones told Kawartha 411 news there was no hydro to the building and the fire is suspicious in nature. The Kawartha Lakes Police Service is on scene and will be investigating.

Courtesy Sebastien Pepin

Fire crews are still on scene as the fire is not yet extinguished.

There has been a number of suspicious fires in the Lindsay area recently. On May first firefighters were called to extinguish a fire near Durham St. E. between Nayoro and Riverview Park in Lindsay after the Iron Bridge footbridge which crosses the Scugog River was set on fire.

“There’s no doubt this is a suspected arson,” said Chief Jones at the time. “It’s very unfortunate that people would do this and it’s such a waste, I don’t know why they do these things,” Jones said

On July 1st, 2022, at 11:55 pm, officers responded to an address on Cambridge St. south between Durham St. west and George St after a suspicious fire was set in a breezeway between two homes. The fire was put out by homeowners before it caused significant damage. Shortly after midnight, Kawartha Lakes Police and Kawartha Lakes Fire and Rescue attended at an address on Mary St. West between Hamilton Street and James Street for a fire that had been set in a houseboat being stored on industrial property. While at the second fire, emergency services were dispatched to the area of Memorial Park on Lindsay St. south, where a fully engulfed porta-potty was discovered. Police believe the three fires are linked.

It is unclear at this time if this latest fire is also linked.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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