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Woman who lit fire in apartment stairwell charged with arson

Police and firefighters responded to a fire at a Carlton Place apartment building in Thompson on May 2.
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A 30-year-old woman is charged with arson following a fire being set in the stairwell of a Thompson apartment building May 2.

A 30-year-old Thompson woman has been charged with arson for lighting a fire in an apartment stairwell.

Thompson RCMP and Thompson Fire & Emergency Services were called to a fire at a Carlton Place apartment building around 3 p.m. May 2 and police arrested a suspect who was carrying a knife.

The fire was extinguished but caused damage to the stairwell and firefighters used exhaust fans to get rid of smoke.

Police learned the suspect had been involved in an earlier incident, during which she made threats.

Eloria Grieves faces charges of arson with disregard for human life, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, two counts of uttering threats, mischief and failing to comply with conditions.

She was remanded into custody.

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