Police investigating New Year’s Day fire

Fire crews on scene of a building fire in downtown Windsor on Saturday, January 1, 2022. (Photo courtesy of @OnLocation via Twitter)

Arson investigators are looking for information after a fire on New Year’s Day in downtown Windsor.

The fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. in a vacant structure on Ouellette Avenue between Elliott Street West and Erie Street. The building was fully engulfed before Windsor Fire and Rescue was able to extinguish the blaze.

There were no injuries reported, however the structure had significant damage.

The fire is now being investigated as arson. Anyone in the area with surveillance cameras is asked to check their footage for possible evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Windsor Police Service – Arson Unit at 519-255-6700 ext. 4330, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.