Windsor

Arson confirmed at massive Dollarama fire

Windsor Police have confirmed the massive Dollarama fire in April was deliberately set.
Windsor Police have confirmed the massive Dollarama fire that destroyed several businesses in east Windsor was deliberately set. (CBC)

Windsor police say they have scientific proof that a fire at Dollarama in east Windsor was deliberately set.

As CBC first reported in April, fire officials suspected the $4 million blaze was an arson. 

Now Windsor Police have confirmed this, and are expected to give details at a news conference later today. 

Fire destroyed the dollar store and several businesses in the East Park Mall on Tecumseh Road near Lauzon Parkway on April 9.

The blaze also put many lives at risk including customers, people who work there and firefighters.

Police say the fire started on a shelf in one of the aisles while the store was open and say there is scientific proof that points to arson.