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Quesnel man charged with arson

Quesnel RCMP have arrested a man after an occupied residence was destroyed by fire in in that city February 8.

On that day, the Quesnel RCMP assisted the fire department with a structure fire at 520 Anderson Drive. When emergency services arrived, they found the home fully engulfed in flames. Fire investigators determined the fire was an arson and had started at the back of the residence.

A suspect of the arson was identified during the police investigation. It was also learned that the suspect had stolen a laptop and cash from the residence.

On February 10, Bobby Schilling, a 39-year-old Quesnel resident, was charged with arson, intentionally causing damage by fire to property knowing it is reckless, and theft under $5,000. Schilling was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on February 23.

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