Thunder Bay

Car fire latest in string of Thunder Bay arsons

There's been another case of arson in a northside Thunder Bay residential neighbourhood. It's the fourth incident since Sunday. Tuesday night a compact car was set on fire in the 300 block of Frankwood Avenue.

There's been another case of arson in a northside Thunder Bay residential neighbourhood. It's the fourth incident since Sunday. Tuesday night a compact car was set on fire in the 300 block of Frankwood Avenue.

The car was engulfed by flames, but firefighters were able to prevent the blaze from spreading to a nearby shed.

Police constable Julie Tilbury said that, moments earlier, officers responded to a call about suspicious activity in a nearby laneway.

"Just before 9 p.m., Thunder Bay police received a call of four suspicious males in the laneway in the Andrew Street area," Tilbury said. "However they weren't able to find anyone once they got there."

Last Sunday, there were three arson-related fires in the Regina Avenue and John Street Road area.

Tilbury said investigators, as yet, have not established a link between those incidents and the fire Tuesday night. She added the Criminal Investigation Unit is treating the fires very seriously and is asking anyone with information to come forward or contact Crimestoppers. They can do so anonymously.

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