April 6, 2023 at 10:55 am
A fire has destroyed a new $1.1 million home in Aylmer, possibly set by someone in the Toronto area.
On Thursday, Aylmer police released surprising new details about last month’s arson attack.
Just after 2:30 a.m. on March 24, a fire broke out in a brick home on Aspen Parkway. Construction on the home was recently completed, but no one has yet moved in, police said. The suspect took off from the area in a vehicle traveling east on Dingle Street. The make and model of the vehicle are unknown.
When police arrived on the scene, they found smoldering discarded clothing near the burning home. Clothes and other evidence were also seized at the time.
Further investigation by police, along with members of the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office and the Ontario Police Forensic Team, found that the fire was started by “a large amount of gasoline” and exploded. There is also evidence that at least one person involved in the fire suffered serious burns and required medical attention,” police said.
Investigators now believe the suspect “resides and has ties to the Greater Toronto Area.”
Anyone with information about the arson attack should contact investigators at 519-765-3144 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).