Area OPP Police Press Releases

Firefighters Assaulted While Trying To Save Lives

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remain on scene of a structure fire in the Municipality of North Perth.

On April 19 2021, just after 8:30 p.m., the Perth County OPP, the North Perth Fire Department (Listowel, Atwood and Monkton stations), and the Minto Fire Department (Palmerston station) responded to a fire at a modular home community east of Listowel. One home was fully engulfed and at least two others were damaged. One person has been taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

When fire crews arrived on scene, two firefighters were assaulted by a person at the fire location.

As a result, a 50-year-old resident of North Perth has been arrested and charged with:

  • Assault

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and the public is asked to avoid the area.

The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal has been consulted and is assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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