Firefighters responded to a house fire at 9 Cathcart St. on Monday evening and a man was arrested for going out past his curfew and was also charged for improper bicycle lighting, emergency services said in press releases on Tuesday.

At 7:51 p.m., the Guelph Fire Department sent units from five stations in responded to a structure fire at the residence, finding heavy smokes and flames billowing from the road-facing side of the home.

The fire was “quickly brought under control and subsequently extinguished”, police said, adding that “crews on scene performed extensive overhaul.

The man living at the house had departed prior to emergency services arriving on-scene, and was transported swiftly to hospital. The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage, however, is still under investigation.


Improper bike lighting

Police were on general patrol near Norm Jary Park when they observed a man by himself on a bike and upon inspection found he was out pas a curfew and was arrested.

The first charge against the 40-year-old man was a breach of undertaking and a second charge was improper bicycle lighting under the Highway Traffic Act. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Police were called to a Raglan St. apartment for the report of a break and enter. A resident was home when a man walked through the front door, but as soon as the intruder was spotted, the man immediately ran from the home leaving a shoe behind.

The only description is that he was wearing a blue and grey jacket. Guelph Police seek more information on the individual and those who know anything new are encouraged to contact the service.