Arson on Joseph Street

Early Saturday morning just before 2 a.m., police, fire and EMS responded to a fire at a residence on Joseph Street. A dumpster at the back of the house had been set on fire, according to local resident Bob Tunks. “There is a man who lives in the basement and he is in a wheelchair, he was our first concern.”, said Tunks, “Everyone got out safe.”

The fire was put out by the fire department without incident. No one was injured as a result of the incident. Property damage was extensive. No estimate on damage is available.

The fire is being treated as suspicious and anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact Constable Marcel Demaiter at 519-436-6600 extension #86876.