Russell man accused of arson was back in court

A new court date has been set for a man arrested in connection with a fire at the oldest house in Russell.

Last January, RCMP were called to the scene on Pelly Avenue, where firefighters were battling a blaze that had fully engulfed the structure, that was built in 1888.

About two hours later, a call came in to 911, in which a man said he started the fire, giving his location, and when police arrived, he was found with a container of what was believed to be gasoline.

23-year-old Liam Flett of Russell, had a court appearance yesterday (Wed), where his matters were adjourned to February 23rd.

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