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Lake Country house fire sparks arrest

A man allegedly tried to start this house in Lake Country on fire this morning, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015.
November 02, 2015 - 11:03 AM

LAKE COUNTRY – RCMP have a man in custody following a house fire in Lake Country this morning.

Fire crews, police and an ambulance were dispatched to the blaze at 3109 Beaver Lake Road, near Highway 97 at about 10:11 a.m., Nov. 2.

Dean Bose of Oyama says he saw a man in his 50s or 60s running across Beaver Lake Road towards the house and a woman standing on the front lawn screaming for someone to call the police.

He says the woman's hand was bleeding and she told him her ex-husband was trying to light the house on fire.

According to Bose, a second bystander held the ex-husband on the ground while Bose helped the injured woman.

"She said something about a divorce or they were separating... and that he tried to drag her back into the house."

Bose says he saw police put the man into a cruiser and take him away.

There was no visible damage to the exterior of the house.

RCMP are investigating.

Approximate location of house fire on Beaver Lake Road in Lake Country, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 11:21 a.m., Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 with information from an eyewitness.

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