May 27th, 2024

Medicine Hat senior charged with arson for 2023 restaurant fire

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on May 7, 2024.

A fire caused extensive damage to a bar on Rutherford Street in NW Crescent Heights in this 2023 file photo.--FILE PHOTO

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Police have charged 77-year-old Keith Knight with arson for a fraudulent purpose following a lengthy investigation by the Criminal Investigation Section.

First responders were called to a report of a structure fire on the morning of Aug. 14, 2023 located on the 500 block of Rutherford Street.

The Medicine Hat man was charged May 1 and was released on an undertaking to appear in Medicine Hat Provincial Court June 11.

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