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Winnipeg cops charge suspect in million-dollar auto shop arson

Winnipeg cops charge suspect in million-dollar auto shop arson

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A 41-year-old Winnipeg man is facing a pair of arson charges after police arrested him Thursday in connection with a devastating February 2020 fire at Henry’s Provencher Autobody and Frameworks.

The blaze, which took place on the night of Feb. 20 last year, saw a Provencher Boulevard auto business and several vehicles completely destroyed, with more than $1 million in damages.

Read more: Fire crews mop up auto shop blaze on Provencher

Police said their investigation determined the fire was suspicious, and believed to be arson for fraudulent monetary gain.

The suspect, who has been released on an undertaking, is facing charges of arson causing damage to property and arson for fraudulent purposes.

Click to play video: Massive fire breaks out at Provencher Boulevard auto shop
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