Police investigating fire at under construction building as possible act of arson
A fire truck is shown outside an under construction building near High Park early Saturday morning. Police say they are treating the fire as a possible act of arson.
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Saturday, February 16, 2019 6:30AM EST
Last Updated Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:18AM EST
Police say that they are investigating an overnight fire at an under construction building near High Park as a possible act of arson.
The two-alarm blaze broke out at around midnight at an old church that is being converted into condominiums near High Park Avenue and Annette Street.
Police say that that the building was empty at the time and that no injuries were reported.
At the height of the fire both High Park Avenue and Annette Street were closed to traffic in the vicinity of the building but the area has since reopened.
The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal is expected to attend the scene on Saturday and will be responsible for making the final determination on whether the fire was intentionally set, police say.