Arson investigation launched in Amherstburg

Windsor Police Service News Update
September 25, 2023
Case #: 23-111112
Arson investigation launched in Amherstburg

The Windsor Police Service is investigating a suspected arson that caused approximately $4 million in damages to two new Amherstburg homes.

On September 23, 2023, at approximately 4 a.m., officers responded to an active fire in 200 block of Cowan Court in Amherstburg. Two new houses in the final stages of construction were on fire when emergency crews arrived. The structures were vacant at the time of the incident, and no one was physically injured in the blaze.

Members of the Arson Unit were called to the scene to investigate and determined the fire was set intentionally. It was the second time in less than a week that a suspicious fire occurred in these buildings.

Investigators urge residents in the immediate area of 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.

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

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Adam Young
Corporate Communications Unit - Public Information Officer
Windsor Police Service - Headquarters
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Office: (519) 255-6700 ext. 4444

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