Vacant home fire under investigation

Windsor Police Service News Update
May 2, 2024
Case #: 24-48785

Vacant home fire under investigation 

The Windsor Police Service has launched an investigation following a suspicious fire at a downtown building.

At approximately 11:55 p.m. last night, officers responded to a report of an active fire at a property in the 800 block of Ouellette Ave. A vacant home was engulfed in flames, and Windsor Fire and Rescue Services worked throughout the night to extinguish the blaze.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident, but the building will be demolished due to damages sustained in the fire. 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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