On January 8th, 2021 shortly after 10:30 p.m., Whitehorse RCMP and the Whitehorse Fire Department responded to a fire at the Ryder Apartments. The apartment building was evacuated and three people remain in the hospital with injuries.
RCMP have one 20-year old man in custody for three counts of arson endangering life and four counts of breaching a court order. A later court sitting is being arranged for today.
The investigation is continuing additional charges may be laid.
If you have information that may be helpful to police in this investigation, please contact RCMP at 867-667-5555. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers online here or via phone at 867-667-6715.
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