Police & the Community


Structure Fire Now Deemed Arson

Structure Fire Now Deemed Arson
March 18th, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Investigative Services is seeking the public’s assistance following a structure fire on Essa Road, in the City of Barrie.

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, Barrie Police and Fire responded to a home on Essa Road that had been engulfed in flames, just before 4:00 p.m. The property has been vacant for some time and was unoccupied at the time of the blaze. The incident was deemed suspicious and the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office was notified. A parallel investigation was commenced and has since led investigators to obtaining evidence from within the home, which is believed to have been a contributing factor to the blaze.  

Four youths had been observed running from the premise when the fire broke out. Witnesses have provided Investigators with several pictures of these individuals. At this time police are encouraging these youths to speak with their parents/guardians and obtain legal counsel and contact police.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact Barrie Police Criminal Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2129, or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA18012690


** Photo Courtesy of CTV News Barrie