Police probing Lauber Ave. fire

Cornwall firefighters were able to quickly put out a fire in the back unit of this triplex at 34 Lauber Avenue on Dec. 30, 2015. City police are now investigating the matter. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Police are investigating a triplex fire on Lauber Avenue in Cornwall.

Firefighters were called around 6:30 p.m. to the apartment building at 34 Lauber where a unit in the back of the building (34 B) had an active fire.

“Nobody’s in there and nobody’s hurt. The other two units aren’t affected at all. A little light smoke in the basement of 34 (Lauber) here but that’s it,” Platoon Chief Steven O’Reilly told Cornwall Newswatch.

O’Reilly described it as “general stuff” that was burning when firefighters doused the flames.

Firefighters search with flashlights through the rear unit of a triplex at 34 Lauber Avenue in Cornwall, Ont. on Dec 30, 2015. The fire has been turned over to police for an investigation. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
Firefighters search with flashlights through the rear unit of a triplex at 34 Lauber Avenue in Cornwall, Ont. on Dec 30, 2015. The fire has been turned over to police for an investigation. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

Firefighters could be seen checking over a stove and a number of items in the unit before police arrived on scene.

The scene has since been turned over to police as of 7 p.m.

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