Emergency crews called to house fire in Lampman

One person is facing charges following a house fire in Lampman.

The Estevan RCMP, the Lampman Volunteer Fire Department and the Lampman Emergency Medical Services responded to a complaint early Sunday morning of a fire at a residence on Galloway Street in Lampman.

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Grant Palmer, who is the chief of the town’s fire department, said the house was fully engulfed when fire crews arrived.

“There were no injuries. The homeowners made it out and the fire department members did an excellent job of keeping the fire from spreading to the neighbour’s house,” Palmer said.

There were two adult occupants inside when the fire broke out.

The fire department spent about three hours at the scene.

“The members did a defensive attack because it was fully engulfed when we got there,” said Palmer.

Two pet dogs that were inside the residence at the time of the fire died in the blaze.

According to the RCMP, initial investigation revealed the fire was deliberately set. 

A 41-year-old man from Stoughton was arrested and is facing charges of assault, arson, uttering threats, break and enter and endangering animals. The man and the homeowner are known to each other.

The subject, whose name was not released, remains in custody and was scheduled to appear in court in Carlyle on May 22.  

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