One man is charged with arson after an apartment building fire occurred this weekend.
On Sunday, December 26, 2021, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Brantford police received an emergency call for service in relation to an active fire occurring at a Fordview Court apartment building.
Members of the Brantford Fire Department worked to quickly extinguish the fire.
As a result of the incident, the apartment building was evacuated, and two elderly persons were taken to hospital where they received treatment for smoke inhalation.
Officers with the Brantford Police Service, along with the Ontario Fire Marshal and members of the Brantford Fire Department attended the scene to determine the cause of the fire.
Investigation of the scene revealed suspicious activity and, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the accused was located and charged.
As a result of the investigation, Kenneth Gordon SHERGOLD, 65, of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
•Arson-Disregard for Human Life
The accused was held pending bail.