Police searching for information following ‘suspicious’ fire in Barrie

Police are searching for information and witnesses after after a late-night fire caused an estimated $2 million in damages to a number of homes in Barrie. Twitter/Barrie_Fire

Barrie police are searching for witnesses and information in connection with a “suspicious” late-night fire that took place on Sunday in Barrie.

According to police, the fire caused an estimated $2 million in damages.

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Just before midnight on Sunday, police say a passerby spotted smoke and flames coming from a series of four-plex townhome units under construction on Edgehill Drive, west of Ferndale Drive North.

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There were no injuries reported, officers add, but the three four-plexes that were under construction were completely destroyed.

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The two homes on either side of the fire also suffered extensive damage, police say, and two residences on either side of those homes also sustained damage.

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The cause of the fire has been determined to be suspicious, according to police.

The Office of the Fire Marshal has been notified of the incident and will be conducting a parallel investigation.

Anyone with information or those who may have witnessed the event can contact Const. D. Watson at 705-725-7025, ext. 2755, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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