Alliston man facing arson charge following Monday night house fire

18-year-old suspect said to have been a resident of the home

A young man is facing a charge of arson after a house fire in Alliston.

New Tecumseth Fire and Rescue was called to Treetops Blvd around 9 p.m. Monday to find a home on fire, with five people who had gotten out safely. They were assessed by Simcoe County Paramedics and didn’t require hospitalization.

Fire crews had the blaze knocked down in about a half an hour.

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The fire was deemed suspicious shortly afterward, and an 18-year-old man, said to be a resident of the home, was taken into custody.