The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of a suspicious fire.

On May 26, 2020, shortly before 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a structure fire at a snack bar at 551 Main Street East in Hawkesbury. The Hawkesbury Fire Department was already on the scene battling the flames. The building was heavily damaged and the fire department advised that there were signs the fire had been deliberately set.

Members of the Hawkesbury Detachment and Hawkesbury OPP Crime Unit are continuing the investigation and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office has been contacted.

Any person with information regarding this investigation should contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. All tips are anonymous and you will not have to attend court. Visit