Peterborough County OPP probe abandoned house fire north of Havelock

File photo of an OPP cruiser. Don Mitchell/Global News

Peterborough County OPP are investigating after a man was reportedly seen at an abandoned house fire in Havelock-Belmont-Methuen on Monday afternoon.

Police say around 4:30 p.m., emergency responders were called to the house fire at 2441 County Rd. 44 just north of the village of Havelock.

Witnesses reported to police that the fire broke out around 4 p.m. A man was reportedly at the house shortly before the fire began.

He is described as 25 to 30 years old with a thin build and dark hair. He was driving a beige Pontiac Grand Prix.

OPP say the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal was contacted but did not attend.

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The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact Peterborough County OPP at 705-742-0401, the non-emergency line (888) 310-1122 or Crime Stoppers.

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