Brock student charged with arson in residence fire

April 25, 2012

Niagara Regional Police have charged an 18-year-old Brock University student with arson in connection with a small fire that broke out in the institution's Lowenberger Residence Monday night. Nobody was injured and damage, mostly caused by smoke, was contained to a fourth-floor unit after some paper, allegedly set on fire in a bathroom, ignited surrounding materials and set off the fire alarm. The St. Catharines Fire Department responded and the fire was quickly extinguished. Fewer than 30 students from the residence were relocated to other dorm rooms following the incident. Brock says the students affected by the fire will not be disrupted in writing their final exams. Niagara Regional Police News Release | Brock News | St. Catharines Standard