Skip to main content

Woman charged with arson after homeless encampment fire

Fire Truck Lights
Share

Police charged a 32-year-old woman with arson after investigating a fire at a homeless encampment in Alliston.

Provincial police say a tent was set on fire and destroyed on Monday evening after a dispute involving several individuals at the encampment located on a private property near Young Street.

No injuries were reported.

The accused, a woman from New Tecumseth, is in police custody awaiting a bail hearing.

Police say the encampment was removed from the property the next day following consultations with outreach teams, social service providers, and public health experts.

"Comprehensive support services and networks were made available, including temporary shelter options, mental health counselling, substance abuse treatment referrals, and access to health care facilities," the OPP noted.

CTVNews.ca Top Stories

BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS Joe Biden drops out of 2024 race, endorses Kamala Harris to be Democratic nominee

U.S. President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race for the White House on Sunday, ending his bid for re-election after a disastrous debate with Donald Trump that raised doubts about the incumbent's fitness for office with the election just four months away. It was a late-season campaign thunderstrike unlike any in American history.

Stay Connected