A 52-year-old woman from Hopedale has been charged with arson, after the community’s volunteer fire department was called to a residential fire on Carpenters Loop during the evening of April 29.
By the time the RCMP arrived at the residence, the volunteers had already extinguished the fire. The RCMP says that damage to the structure was minimal.
The accused was arrested and later released. She is due in court on June 4. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.