London, Ont. woman facing arson charges following Huron County house fire
A home on Whys Line, east of Bayfield after a fire - taken Friday Jan. 8, 2021, a day later (Scott Miller / CTV News)
WINGHAM, ONT. -- A London woman has been charged with two counts of arson following a fire that destroyed a home near Bayfield last month.
Huron County OPP say a 34-year-old woman is facing one count of arson with disregard for human life and one count of arson for fraudulent purposes.
The owners of the home say the suspect was a tenant living in a basement apartment in their home on Whys Line, that went up in flames on Jan. 7.
The home was completely destroyed in the blaze, which also claimed a number of pets.
The homeowners also say their eldest son was home at the time of the fire. Emergency officials reported no injuries.
The fire damage estimate is over $800,000.
The accused has been released, with her next court date on March 29.