(GODERICH, ON) - Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid charges against a Goderich resident in connection with a house fire that occurred in Goderich last week.
At approximately 12:52 a.m. on July 24, 2020 Huron County OPP & Goderich Fire Department responded to a single dwelling house fire located on Bennett Street East. Upon arrival Goderich Fire Department was able to control the fire and ultimately get it extinguished. Police officers also rescued a large dog that was trapped in the basement of the home.
Preliminary estimates indicate the damages to the home to be around $100,000.
Members from the Huron OPP Crime Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) Unit assisted the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) with this investigation.
As a result of the investigation police have arrested and charged 23-year-old Eugen NOTHOF with the following charges:
Arson - Damage to Property
Cause damage or injury to animal - Fail to provide care or shelter
Fail to Comply with Probation Order - Two Counts
He remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for July 30, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich.