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One person arrested after fire at Alliston high school

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Police arrested an individual accused of starting a fire at an Alliston high school over the weekend.

Fire crews were called to Banting Memorial High School around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday for a fire that broke out in a staff workroom on the first floor.

In a letter sent to parents, the school's principal said crews quickly extinguished the fire and began ventilating the building.

Firefighters rescued a semi-conscious man who was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Officials say the individual is unknown to the school and was arrested in connection with the incident.

A restoration contractor and school board operations staff cleaned up throughout the weekend following the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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