On the 7th of August 2014 a homeowner on Cunningham Road reported some suspicious activity to the police.
Just after 5 am persons inside the residence were woken by the smell of smoke and noticed that smoke was coming into the residence.
The owner attended outside the residence and located an item that had been burned. Police are not releasing what was burned at this time; however the fire was minor in nature and did not involve any structure or vehicle.
Officers from Investigation Services are currently investigating the fire. Investigators are mindful that there were a number of fires in the Wellington Street East area recently; however there is no present link between the fire on Cunningham and the fires on Wellington Street East.
The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is requesting residents to notify them of anything suspicious in these areas. Residents in these areas are asked to inspect their property and to report to the police any items that may have been burned recently.
In addition the following precautions can also be taken:
-report all suspicious activity or people to police immediately
-install motion detectors near the rear of homes or out buildings
-keep yards and laneways tidy
-don’t put garbage or recycling containers out until the morning of pickup
-don’t leave or store old mattresses and furniture in backyards, carports or laneways
-dispose of garden trimmings promptly
-store all flammable materials safely and out of sight
If you have any information on this fire contact the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service at 705-949-6300
You can also report any information anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-TIPS.