Homeowner charged with arson, fraud after house fire in Okno, Man.

Police have laid fraud and arson charges in connection with a house fire in Okno, Man. last month.

Police and emergency crews were called to a fire at the home on Lilac Drive around 1:15 a.m. Jan. 20.

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No one was injured, but police say the home suffered “extensive damage” in the blaze.

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Police say an investigation with help from the local fire department found the fire was deliberately set.

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A 28-year-old woman, described as the property owner, has been charged with arson for a fraudulent purpose and fraud over $5,000.

Okno is roughly 130 km north of Winnipeg.

Fire crews were called tot he blaze early Jan. 20. RCMP/Handout


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