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Manslaughter charge laid in Cold Lake fatal fire
An RCMP cruiser is seen in this file photo.
EDMONTON -- A 29-year-old man was charged with manslaughter in connection with a fire that killed a 50-year-old man at a Cold Lake men's shelter in March.
Firefighters and police were called to a structure fire on March 14 at approximately 5 p.m.
Leslie Klassen was airlifted to an Edmonton hospital where he eventually succumbed to his injuries, police said. Several other people were treated for smoke inhalation and fire-related injuries.
Last Tuesday, Guillaume Nelson Gilbert was arrested and charged with manslaughter and arson.
He's in custody and is scheduled to appear in court June 10.