Charges laid after 2015 blaze

A fire occurred at an apartment complex in the 3400 block of Okanagan Avenue during August 2015.

Charges have now been laid in connection with a fire at a Vernon apartment complex.

Two men were taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital, then airlifted to a burn unit at a Vancouver hospital, following a fire at an apartment complex in the 3400 block of Okanagan Avenue during August 2015.

The fire was contained to the apartment and there was extensive damage done to the bathroom area.

Vernon RCMP officers confirmed the fire was the result of an explosion stemming from a marijuana extraction lab.

The two men were both in their early 20s.

James Karl Iverson, born in 1993, has been charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm, arson in relation to inhabited property, arson causing bodily harm and arson damaging property.

He is slated to appear again in Vernon Provincial Court March 31.