A man died early Sunday morning in a suspicious house fire in St. John’s and police have arrested a 16-year-old in relation to the case.
The RNC and firefighters were called to Springdale Street at about 4 a.m. this morning only to find the house engulfed in flames. Four people made it out of the home, one by jumping from the upstairs window, but the body of the fifth person, a 54-year-old man, was discovered after the fire had been extinguished.
A male youth was detained at the scene and police have now charged him with with three counts of arson, disregard for human life and one count or arson relating to property damage. Additional criminal code charges are pending.
The RNC is asking anyone with information relating to this fire to contact them immediately at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Check Monday's Telegram for the full story.