The Nov. 16 fire was initially deemed non-suspicious.
Then, on Nov. 17, the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service responded to a second fire on Hutton Street after residents reported being awoken by a loud banging noise. Police say a man had smashed out a basement window and set a fire which was extinguished by the homeowner. The suspect fled the scene toward Dobson Street and was last seen on a bicycle heading toward the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail.
Police say an arrest was made on Thursday.
Justin Simpson, 39, of Lindsay, was charged with two counts each of arson with disregard for human life and mischief over $5,000.
He was held in custody and is scheduled for a bail hearing in court in Lindsay on Friday.
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