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Mounties charge man with arson after wildfire sparked in southern Alberta

Last Updated Sep 12, 2018 at 2:01 pm MDT

CROWSNEST PASS, Alta. – RCMP say a man has been charged with arson for allegedly starting a wildfire in southern Alberta.

The fire covered four hectares in the Crowsnest Pass, near the British Columbia boundary, after it started on Aug. 9.

The RCMP Forestry Crimes Unit say it burned near the community of Blairmore and the Crowsnest Pass Hospital.

No buildings were damaged and no one was hurt.

Mark Daniel Foucault of Blairmore, who is 30, was remanded into custody.

He is to appear in Pincher Creek court Sept. 25.