Man arrested for mischief by fire at St Hilda’s Church

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On 16 April 2017 at about 7am, SCDF received a call stating that there was black smoke coming out from the roof at 41 Ceylon Rd. SCDF dispatched 2 Fire Engines, 1 Red Rhino, 2 Fire Bikes, an ambulance and 2 support vehicles. The fire involved some books inside a room on the second floor. The fire was confined to the room and extinguished quickly by SCDF using a compressed air foam system. There were no reported injuries.

A 60-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the case and will be charged in Court on 18 April 2017 for the offence of Mischief by Fire, under Section 436 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which carries a life imprisonment or an imprisonment term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to fine.