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The RCMP in northwestern Alberta filed murder and arson charges after a deadly fire.

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On Saturday, the RCMP announced charges of second-degree murder and arson with contempt for human life against a 26-year-old man.

The charges relate to a fire that destroyed a trailer on Central Avenue in Falher on September 22. The fire occurred on a windy afternoon and damaged a neighboring home and apartment complex. A Smoky River Fire & Rescue firefighter was taken to the hospital but has since recovered, the department said on Facebook. mail.

After the fire was extinguished, teams discovered human remains inside the ruined trailer. RCMP Const. Cheri-Lee Smith said the remains are still with the coroner awaiting identification.

Mounties announced Saturday that they had arrested Falher resident Roderick Ellery-Sorensen in connection with the fire. Ellery-Sorensen remains in custody and will appear in court in Peace River on Monday.

Falher has a population of 1,047 and is located 430 km northwest of Edmonton.

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Reference-edmontonjournal.com

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