(HURON EAST, ON) – Members from the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and OPP Forensic Identifications Unit investigated a fire that took place in Seaforth early last week.
On January 10, 2023, at approximately 8:00 a.m. Huron County OPP and the Huron East Fire Department responded to a suspicious fire located at a multi-unit apartment building on Market Street in Seaforth. All residents inside the building had to be evacuated.
The investigation revealed a male suspect had started a fire inside the entrance of the apartment building, causing smoke damage. The dollar value of the damage to the building has yet to be established.
Matthew BOUVIER, 31 years-of-age of no fixed address has been charged with the following offences:
– Arson – Disregard for Human Life
– Fail to Comply with Probation Order x 4 counts
The accused has since been remanded into custody.
If you have any information about this incident, please contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677.