A residential fire that erupted in the basement of a house on Ouellette Avenue in South Windsor is now being treated as a case of arson. The incident occurred on Saturday while the occupants were away and discovered a fire in one of the basement bedrooms upon their return. Fortunately, the residents managed to extinguish the flames themselves before alerting the authorities.
Windsor Fire and Rescue Services, along with the police, promptly responded to the emergency call around 9 p.m. While no injuries were reported, the fire resulted in an estimated $100,000 worth of damage to the property. Due to the suspicious nature of the blaze, the Windsor police deployed their arson unit to investigate the incident further.
Arson is a criminal act involving deliberately starting a fire to cause damage or harm. In this case, it appears that the fire was intentionally set, potentially leading to severe consequences for the individual(s) responsible. The police are urging anyone with information related to the incident to contact the Windsor Police Arson Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4330. Alternatively, anonymous tips can be provided by calling Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or submitting information online at www.catchcrooks.com.
The fire has resulted in four people being displaced from their home. While they were fortunate to escape any injuries, the incident serves as a reminder of the devastating impact that fires can have on individuals and their properties. It is crucial for residents to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to prevent such incidents from occurring. By working together and providing any relevant information to the authorities, the community can help bring justice to those responsible for this act of arson.