Police seek help with arson investigation

Police are seeking any video that might show who lit a series of arson fires around 3 a.m. this morning near Danforth and Coxwell Avenues.

Police secure the scene of a car fire along Strathmore Boulevard, one of six arson attacks that included porch and garbage fires lit in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 9. PHOTO: Andrew Hudson
Police secure the scene of a car fire along Strathmore Boulevard, one of six arson attacks that included porch and garbage fires lit in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 9.
PHOTO: Andrew Hudson

Any drivers with a dash-mounted camera who were driving in the area between 2:45 and 4:00 a.m. are asked to contact police, as are any area residents with security cameras on their homes.

No one was injured by the fires, which damaged four homes, one car and one garbage bin in the east Danforth neighbourhood.

Police are now investigating the suspected arson together with the Office of the Fire Marshall.

Anyone with information is asked to phone 54 Division police at 416-808-5400, or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

Tips can also be sent online at www.222tips.com, by texting TOR and a message to CRIMES (274637), or by leaving a tip on the 55 Division Facebook page.


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