Sydney man charged with arson in connection with suspicious fires

Police say the fire on this propane truck may have been arson

Police say the fire on this propane truck may have been arson

A 23-year-old man is in custody following a string of suspicious fires in Sydney Wednesday night, according to Cape Breton Regional Police.

Officials were first called to a propane truck on fire on Kings Road around 7:30 p.m.

Officers arrested the man on suspicion of arson.

Cape Breton Regional Police say when they arrived at the third scene they located a man in the area who matched the description of a man who was seen in the area during the first fire.

Kristopher Michael Clarke is due to appear Friday in Sydney provincial court to face charges of arson causing damage to the George Street home, as well as arson causing damage and arson - disregard for human life in connection with the propane truck fire.

All three fires were contained and extinguished by Cape Breton Regional Fire Services.

There were no injuries reported at any of the incidents.

Members of the Forensic Identification Unit and the Fire Marshals Office assisted investigators on Thursday.

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