Suspicious re destroys shed on South Albion Street
Amherst re o cials are investigating what could be the second suspicious re in a week.
Members of the Amherst Fire Department were called to a South Albion Street address early Monday morning to put out a re that destroyed a shed behind the Barrell Laundromat.
“At this point the re is still under investigation, but it is a suspicious re,” chief Greg Jones said later Monday.
Jones said a neighbour noticed the re at approximately 3:35 a.m. and alerted the re department.
Police were also in the area and also called the re in. It didn’t take long to put the re out, but not before damage was caused to the back of the building housing Connor’s Family Restaurant and Freddie’s Pizzeria.
On Nov. 23, refighters were called to a vacant home on East Pleasant Street to extinguish another re.
Jones said that fire is also under investigation by the provincial re marshal’s o ce.
Anyone with information about either re is asked to contact the Amherst Police Department at 902-667-8600.