Barn fire on St. Clair Parkway being treated as arson, OPP Forensic ID unit says cause and location of origin ‘inconclusive’

UPDATED DEC. 22–Lambton OPP say a pre-dawn fire along the St. Clair Parkway is being treated as an arson, although since then they have been unable to determine the cause or origin of the fire.

They do say that there was footprint evidence of someone entering and leaving the barn prior to the fire.

Police, fire and ambulance personnel were called to the large barn at around 1:30 Dec. 21. When they arrived, it was fully engufled by flames. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze, but the barn was destroyed.

The OPP Forensic Identification Unit helped with the investigation.

A damage estimate for the barn and its contents has not been determined

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