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OPP seeking public assistance with Casselman fire investigation

On Saturday, February 6, 2021, shortly before 6:00 p.m., Russell County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a structural fire located on St-Joseph Street in Casselman. Firefighters from the Casselman Fire Department were already at scene. It is believed that the fire was started on purpose.

An unknown person was observed running away from the structure when the incident occurred. There were no injuries at the fire scene.

The Russell County OPP Crime Unit and Ontario Fire Marshall’s Officer are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information regarding this fire, including suspicious vehicles or people seen in the area, should contact Russell County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 613-443-4499. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit an online tip at www.crimestoppersquinte.ca, where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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