Arrest made in $1M Chatham-Kent arson
An arrest has been made following a potential million-dollar fire outside of Chatham.
The accused is Jean-Daniel Belley-Demaisonneuve, 24, of Quebec.
He made a brief court appearance Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters were called to 4977 Bradley Line at 9:41 p.m. on Tuesday.
It was the home of the late John D. Bradley, a well-known Chatham-Kent communty member, who helped establish the Wheels Inn. He passed away in September.
Neighbours say the house has been vacant for months.
Crews arrived Tuesday night to find a fully involved structure fire.
Due to the extent of the fire and the condition of the structure, officials say a defensive strategy was initiated.
There were no reported injuries or fatalities.
Officials say the fire caused between $500,000 and $1 million in damage.