Ottawa Street Fire Ruled Arson

A fire breaks out at 943 Ottawa St. in Windsor on November 8, 2014. (Photo courtesy Windsor Fire and Rescue Services via Twitter)

An early morning fire on Ottawa St. that caused $400,000 in damage is ruled an arson.

Fire crews responded to the blaze in the 900-block of Ottawa St. at around 1:45am Saturday.

Tenants upstairs were able to escape while the commercial unit downstairs received extensive damage.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the arson unit at 519-255-6700 ext. 4330 or anonymously Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477.