Arson charged laid after man starts fire in woods near Goderich
Published Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:58AM EDT
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LONDON, ONT -- A 29-year-old man is facing charges, including one charge of arson, after allegedly igniting a fire in a wooded area near Goderich.
A concerned hiker reported the fire after finding it Monday afternoon in the popular Maitland Woods trail system.
When police attended the area they found a man sitting by the medium-sized fire.
The man was burning foliage and downed tree in what police say was a reckless manner.
The Goderich Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire and the suspect is expected in court at the end of August.