Manitoba teenage arson case

In recent news there is a case of a 17-year-old girl charged with deliberately setting a fire that gutted the only grocery store in a remote northern Manitoba community.

Local authorities say the teen has been released with conditions and is to appear in Grand Rapids court July 29 to face an arson charge.

The Co-op store in Grand Rapids was quickly destroyed by fire on May 12th. with damages estimated at more then $1 million.

The residents will now have to drive more than two hours to buy groceries and supplies at the closest location, The Pas.

The fact that the fire was set does not affect the insurance claim as it is unlikely the teenage girl was an owner of the Co-op. The Co-op will suffer considerable loss of income due to the fire and many employees will now find themselves without work.