Article by Joanna Lavoie, Toronto.com
A 30-year-old woman wanted in connection with an explosion and fire at an East York home has turned herself in to authorities.
Cassandra Nicholson, of Toronto, surrendered to Toronto police on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
She has been charged with two counts each of arson causing bodily harm and criminal negligence cause bodily harm, and one count each of arson disregard for human life, arson causing property damage, common nuisance, endanger lives or safety of public, mischief endangering life and alter cannabis with organic solvent.
Nicholson, who appeared in court Tuesday, is the second person arrested and charged in this arson investigation, which stems from a Friday, Nov. 27 explosion and subsequent fire at a residence in the Woodbine-Lumsden area. The incident, which happened shortly after 5 p.m. near Woodbine and Queensdale avenues, saw a number of people injured, including two children whom police said suffered “major burns”.