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Police looking to ID arson suspect tied to 2021 house fire on Hamilton Mountain

The office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and police are investigating a 2021 arson case at a Mountain home on Essling Avenue. Hamilton Police Service

Police have released security camera footage of a suspect tied to an arson investigation on Hamilton Mountain dating back to last summer.

The office of the Ontario Fire Marshall and Hamilton Police (HPS) say a house fire that started around 4 a.m. in the area Essling Avenue and Upper Wentworth Street on August 17, 2021, has been categorized as suspicious.

“The CCTV footage shows the suspect enter a garage, intentionally start a fire and then (leave) the area on foot,” police said in a release.

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The images suggest a male suspect is involved.

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HPS is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man.

Anyone with information can pass it on to investigators at 905-540-5085 or with Crime Stoppers.

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