UPDATE: Man charged with arson for St. Paul Street house fire

A woman remains in hospital with serious injuries after being rescued from a St. Paul Street home on fire early this morning.

UPDATE: 1:31 p.m. - April 26, 2013

A 32-year-old Kamloops man arrested this morning in connection with a house fire at 927 St. Paul St. stood before the Justice of the Peace today.

David Peter Gordon was charged with two counts of arson and remains in custody.

The woman found unconcious and rescued from the house remains in serious condition at Royal Inland Hospital. 

RCMP executed a warrant on the home yesterday afternoon. Kamloops Serious Section, fire investigators from the Kamloops fire department and forensic investigators examined the home for several hours gathering evidence and information. The investigation by RCMP and the fire department is ongoing. Another update is expected Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

10 a.m. - April 26, 2013

A woman was rescued early this morning from a burning building in downtown Kamloops.

Kamloops RCMP and fire department attended the scene at 927 St. Paul St. to find that one person remained inside.

Kamloops fire entered the building to find an unconscious woman. She was taken to Royal Inland Hospital where she remains in serious condition.

A 32-year-old Kamloops man has been arrested in connection with the fire and police continue to investigate one potential charge of arson with disregard for human life.

To contact a reporter for this story, email: jwallace@infotelnews.ca or call (250) 319-7494.

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