Vacant house fire under investigation


Case #: 24-65443
Vacant house fire under investigation

The Windsor Police Service has launched an investigation following a suspicious fire at a vacant residential building in East Windsor.

Shortly after 11 p.m. on June 7, 2024, officers responded to a report of an active fire at a abandoned house in the 2600 block of Richmond Street. The building was engulfed in flames, which spread to two neighbouring properties. Windsor Fire and Rescue Services worked to extinguish the blaze.

No injuries were reported because of the incident, but the aforementioned buildings sustained over $500,000 in damages.  The Windsor Police Arson Unit is treating the fire as suspicious.

Investigators urge residents and business owners in the area to check their surveillance or dashcam footage for possible evidence. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Windsor Police Arson Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4330. They can also contact Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call Victim Services Windsor Essex County at 519-723-2711 or the Victim Assistance Unit at Windsor Police at 519-255-6700, ext. 4879.


Tips to help prevent fires

Amidst an increase in suspicious fires, residents and business owners are reminded of the following safety tips: 

• Secure all entry points to residential and commercial properties.

• Remove highly flammable items from outdoor areas.

• Keep outdoor lighting on at night.


For further information:

Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700, ext. 4441.

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