Two overnight fires in Sudbury deemed suspicious
Greater Sudbury Police and Fire Services responded to two separate fires overnight, deeming them both suspicious and laying charges in connection with one fire.
In the late evening of June 13, Sudbury Fire Services responded to a single apartment fire at 1960 Paris Street. The fire was contained and an evacuation was issued as a precautionary measure.
Police say one suspect has been taken into custody and charged with multiple offences including arson to property, arson endangering human life and possession of incendiary materials. The investigation is on-going.
In a separate incident at approximately 5 a.m. on June 14, Fire Services responded to a fire at a rooming house on Beech Street downtown.
Fire officials say crews arrived to find heavy black smoke coming from the house.
Firefighters are still on-scene and say the damage to the structure is extensive. Officers say the cause of the fire has been deemed suspicious and the investigation is still underway.
“The fire quickly spread to the attic and went through the roof. Our crews were involved in a short inside interior fire attack and then pulled outside and the crew spent the remainder of the time fighting this fire using our aerial platform device,” said Deputy Chief Jesse Oshell of Greater Sudbury Fire Services.
Roughly 20 firefighters were on scene.
Police have reported no casualties and say the incidents are unrelated.
Beech Street is in downtown Sudbury, not the West End as previously reported.