Five youths between the ages of 12 and 15 have been arrested by Little Grand Rapids RCMP in connection with two separate arson incidents.

RCMP arrested three girls – two 12-year-olds and a 15-year-old – Tuesday after a fire was set near the school in the Pauingassi community.

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Police determined the fire was set deliberately and charged all three suspects with arson.


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The next day, police were called to a second fire behind the band hall office in Little Grand Rapids.

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A 12-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl were arrested and charged with arson after an investigation by RCMP and Manitoba Sustainable Development.

Both incidents are still under investigation.

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