Arson suspected in Leslieville house fire
Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted in connection to the blaze
Toronto police are now investigating a two-alarm fire that tore through two houses in Leslieville this week as an arson, and are seeking the public's help in locating a suspect.
The fire, which began in the early hours of Tuesday morning, began in one house under renovation and spread quickly to the semi-detached house next door.
No injuries were reported as a result of the blaze, but a Toronto Fire captain estimated that the damage to the properties was in excess of $500,000.
Police are now seeking a man who was seen in the area at about 3:35 a.m., close to when the fire began, as part of their investigation.
He is described as being in his 30s, with a thin build and a black scruffy beard. When spotted on Tuesday, he was wearing a dark jacket and pants, a baseball cap, and white high-top running shoes.
Anyone with any information is asked to get in touch with police at 416 808 5500, or contact Crime Stoppers at 416 222 8477.