Arson investigation launched in Amherstburg

Windsor Police Service News Update
February 16, 2024
Case #: 24-18234
Arson investigation launched in Amherstburg

The Windsor Police Service is investigating a suspected arson that caused approximately $1 million in damages to two new Amherstburg homes.

On February 16, 2024, shortly before 6 a.m., officers responded to an active fire in the 700 block of Elliot Point Rd. A newly built home was engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived. The home was fully destroyed in the blaze, and the roof of a neighbouring residence sustained significant damage.

The fire is being treated as suspicious. The structure was vacant at the time of the incident, and no one was physically injured in the blaze.

Investigators urge residents in the immediate area of the incident 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.
For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4441.

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