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Arson charges have been laid against two Manitoba men in connection with a 2010 fire that destroyed a historic grain elevator in Fleming, Sask.
The structure, known as the Lake of the Woods Milling Co. grain elevator, burned to the ground in a suspicious blaze Feb. 9, 2010.
Moosomin RCMP said charges have been laid against Joey Michael Yates, 20, of Oak Lake, Man., and Charles Victor Dron, 22, of Miniota, Man., after an investigation conducted in concert with Mounties from Virden.
A police statement said Yates and Dron are both in custody and are to appear in Yorkton Provincial Court this morning.
It also said the RCMP investigation is continuing and more arrests may be pending in the destruction of the elevator, which was built in 1895 and was believed to be the oldest grain elevator in Canada still on its original site.
Fleming is located roughly 240 kilometres east of Regina, not far from the Manitoba border. At the time of the fire, the community had been preparing to open the structure as a tourist attraction.