Police probing series of suspicious fires

London fire truck. (File photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News.)

London police are hoping the public can help them as they investigate a series of suspicious vehicle fires.

According to police, there were six such incidents in the same area of the city between November 6 and November 22. Police say the fires happened on Price Street, Trafalgar Street, Dakin Street, Egerton Street, and Hamilton Road.

“Two of the reported incidents took place at the same location on Hamilton Road, two nights apart from each other,” police said.

Each of the blazes is considered suspicious in nature, and each involved a vehicle parked on private property, police added.

“Although these fires were all relatively minor in nature, fire in and around a residential property poses significant danger to the safety and well-being of occupants and neighbours inside homes,” police said. “Because deliberately-set fires in one location can quickly grow and spread, they are of particular concern.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in online anonymously to London Elgin Middlesex Crime Stoppers.