Suspicious shed fire in Sapphire Hills

A sign on Samuel Drive in South Glengarry greets motorists into the Sapphire Hills subdivision on Monday, June 25, 2018. O.P.P. and firefighters are investigating an early morning shed fire on the weekend. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

TYOTOWN – Provincial police and the South Glengarry Fire Service are jointly investigating a suspicious shed fire in an upscale subdivision, north of Glen Walter.

South Glengarry Fire Chief Dave Robertson told CNW, firefighters from their Glen Walter and Williamstown stations were called around 5:30 a.m. Sunday to Sapphire Hills, off Purcell Road.

“It was in a future development area of Sapphire Hills. It was an undeveloped area and it had an unused storage shed (on it),” Robertson said. The future development area is at the north end of Sapphire Drive. The Sapphire Hills subdivision boasts large lots with posh and distinctive homes.

The shed, which had nothing in it, was about five square meters (50 square feet) and was “fully involved” by the time firefighters arrived. Robertson said it took about two hours to put out the fire.

The South Glengarry Fire Service, in conjunction with SD&G O.P.P., are investigating the cause. O.P.P. Const. Tylor Copeland said it’s being treated as suspicious.

“There was no one at the site when we arrived,” Robertson added.

There were no injuries.

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