Suspect charged in fire that killed three people in Sudbury, Ont.

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SUDBURY, Ont. — A 25-year-old man is facing charges in connection with a Sudbury, Ont., fire that claimed the lives of three people earlier this month.

Police say the suspect is charged with three counts of being a party to first-degree murder and one count each of being a party to attempted murder, being a party to arson with disregard for human life and conspiracy to commit murder.

Investigators say flames broke out at a residential building in the early hours of April 11.

They say four people were inside the unit where the fire began, and a 37-year-old man managed to escape by jumping out of a second-story window.

Police say a 26-year-old woman died at the scene and a 50-year-old man died in hospital.

A 33-year-old woman who was critically injured in the fire died in hospital nearly a week later.

Police say they are seeking information on other people they believe to be involved in the incident.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 21, 2021.

The Canadian Press