Windsor police seek help identifying possible arson suspect

Windsor police are searching for a suspect possibly connected to a fire on August 25, 2021 on McDougall Street. (Photo supplied by Windsor police)

Arson investigators with the Windsor Police Service are hoping the public can help them identify a suspect who may be related to a recent fire.

According to police, officers along with Windsor firefighters were called to a business on McDougall Street near Hanna Street at around 5:10 a.m. Wednesday for an active fire.

Crews had the fire out by 6 a.m. however, the business sustained significant damage as a result of the blaze.

No one was injured during the incident, but officers deemed the fire as suspicious and have since launched an investigation.

Police believe the fire started around 4:50 a.m. and say a suspect was last seen walking west on west on Hanna Street.

The suspect is described as a white male with short dark hair. He was seen wearing a blue striped t-shirt, blue jeans, grey shoes with a blue backpack and a light coloured mask.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor police at 519-255-6700 extension 4330 or extension 4000 after hours. Tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS).