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Posted on 13:30:00 on 30th March 2020

A man has been charged following a fire at a hostel on Town View, Kendal.

Emergency services were called at approximately 1:30pm on the 27th March to the hostel.

Patrick Bernas, aged 25 of Winder Lane, Flookburgh was charged with arson with intent to endanger life and arson with reckless ness as to whether life was endangered.

Bernas appeared at South Cumbria Magistrates today (March 30) and has been remanded to appear at Preston Crown Court on the 27th April.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Appleyard on 101, email 101@cumbria.police.uk, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting log 91 of the 27th March 2020.

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