Suspicious Barn Fire in Fort Erie

On June 15, 2022, at approximately 7:00am, 5 District uniform officers with the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) responded to a report of a barn on fire in Fort Erie.

Officers arrived on scene in the area of Bertie Street and Ridgemount Road to a barn fully engulfed by fire.   Fort Erie Fire Services extinguished the fire.  The barn had been un-used for several years and was in a poor condition.  With no utilities (gas / electrical) being active at the barn the fire is being considered suspicious in nature. 

Estimated damage value has not yet been determined.

5 District detectives have been assigned to the investigation.  Anyone with information is being asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009369.

Anyone (residents or businesses or motorists) in the area with closed circuit security cameras, doorbell video cameras, or dash cameras are asked to review their footage for suspicious activity for the period between 6:00am and 7:300am on June 15, 2022. 

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.

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