Arson to Blame for Russell Street Apartment Fire

A fire that broke out at 16 Russell Street is believed to have been deliberately set.

Police responded to the fire on Friday, June 1, around 9:45 p.m.

Once on scene, officers spotted an elderly man in a second floor window directly above an area of the building engulfed in flames.

The man, who was disabled, was rescued by an officer, and the apartment building was evacuated.

The fire is deemed to be arson and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Ross at 613-549-4660 ext. 6232 or via email at

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