Police ask for public help in Seaforth fire investigation

April 30, 2013 by  
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seaforthfoodlandfire1HURON EAST – Huron County OPP’s crime unit continues to investigate a suspicious fire that caused an estimated $2-million damage to a grocery store in Seaforth on Saturday, April 27.

Investigators believe the fire started at the back of Seaforth Foodland’s building at 95 Main Street South and would like to talk to anyone who might have information.

Investigators from the Huron County OPP Crime Unit, OPP Forensic Identification Services and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal are in the process of determining the cause of the fire however it is believed to be suspicious in nature.

Fire officials say they were called to the blaze at about 2:15 a.m. after a 9-1-1 call from the store’s security company.

At the height of the blaze, about 40 firefighters from three fire departments worked with two aerial trucks, a tanker, three pumpers, rescue trucks and water from five nearby hydrants. No one was in the building at the time.

Investigators believe the fire started at the rear loading dock of the building and quickly spread destroying the entire building.  The initial estimate of loss sustained is believed to be around $2 million.

Huron County OPP is urging anyone with information about this fire to contact the Huron County OPP Crime unit at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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