THUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – It has been a week of arson fires in Thunder Bay. Just before 9:30PM last night police attended a residence in the 300 block of Frankwood Ave to investigate an automobile that had been set on fire. Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue advised police that when they arrived on scene the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames, and they were able to extinguish the flames before there was any damage to a shed that was located a short distance away.
Fire officials reported that the fire had been deliberately set.
The vehicle was parked in the rear of the residence, and the fire had been discovered by a neighbour who called 911, and then notified the owner of the residence.
There was significant damage to the vehicle. There were no injuries.
Officers had responded to a suspicious persons call just after 9:00PM in the Andrew Street and Frankwood Ave area. The report indicated that 4 to 6 males were walking up and down the laneway close to Frankwood Ave. The males were no longer in the area when officers arrived on scene. Investigators would like to speak to these persons of interest.
The Thunder Bay Police Criminal Investigation Unit are taking these situations very seriously and are continuing to investigate this incident along with the recent arson incidents on the weekend.
Anyone with information about this arson is asked to call the Thunder Bay Police Service at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 623-8477 (623-TIPS).