*Update – 11:15 AM 01/06/15*

Two people are facing charges following a fire in Timmins. It broke out early this morning on Maple Street South. There were no injuries and the abandoned house was destroyed. The fire was lit after they got inside, and the blaze quickly spread. Among the charges are arson and breaking and entering. The investigation is ongoing.

*Original Story – 7:00 AM 01/16/15*

A fire on Maple South has destroyed an abandoned building. The blaze broke out early this morning at the house that is believed to be empty. Public Works employees called 9-1-1 at about 1 A-M when they saw heavy smoke coming from the house. So far, there have been no reported injuries. Algonquin is being blocked off for safety reasons, between Birch and Mountjoy.