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Morning fire in east London, Ont., deemed suspicious

London fire truck stock image. Matthew Trevithick/Global News

London fire crews were quick to extinguish a suspicious house fire in the east end of the city Thursday morning.

Firefighters, along with police officers, arrived at the home on Bancroft Road, near Hudson Drive, around 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

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Platoon chief Colin Shewell says no one was at home at the time of the fire, and no one was injured.

“Fire crews put it out quite quickly. The fire migrated to the eavestrough area but we were able to contain it.”

Damage is estimated at $10,000.

Shewell had said early indications suggested the fire was not suspicious in nature but police issued an update just before noon reporting that “investigators have determined that the fire is suspicious in nature, and the investigation is ongoing.”

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Fire crews have cleared the scene.

— with files from Global News’ Jacquelyn LeBel.

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