Fire in the early afternoon at Waterloo Street house considered suspicious by London police – London | The Canadian News

London police treat a fire Wednesday night in the city’s SoHo neighborhood as a suspect.

Emergency crews responded to the scene at 231 Waterloo St. just south of Horton Street around 6:30 p.m. for a fire in a functioning structure.

Few details have been released, however, in a tweet late Wednesday, London firefighters said they were able to get the fire under control with no injuries being reported.

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The damage to the building was extensive. An estimate of the damage was not immediately available. It is unclear if the building was occupied at the time. A large green garbage container could be seen at the entrance of the house.

In a statement late Thursday morning, police said the fire had been considered suspicious in nature, adding that it was being investigated by police in conjunction with the Ontario fire marshal’s office.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact the police or Crime Stoppers.

A member of the London Fire Department climbs a ladder to access the roof of 231 Waterloo St. as smoke billows from the rear of the property on September 22, 2021.

London Fire Department via Twitter

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