2017-11-01

Police identify ‘person of interest’ in Bridgewater blaze



  • <p>KEITH CORCORAN PHOTO</p><p>Police have identified a person of interest related to the Bridgewater blaze.</p>

Bridgewater Police say they have identified a person of interest leaving the scene of Sunday's King Street blaze before the first report of the fire.

The person wore dark clothing and walked northbound from the scene after leaving the building in which the fire began, according to a news release Bridgewater Police issued on October 27.

After interviewing witnesses and viewing security tapes from the area, Bridgewater Police can confirm that the fire started within the centre of the structure, which housed the businesses Big Daddy Liquidation and Geeky Robar's Computer Repair.

CCTV cameras in the area are being used to assist with the investigation. These cameras have shown that there were several possible witnesses, both pedestrians and persons in vehicles, in the area.

Police previously classified the fire as "suspicious."

Bridgewater Police ask that anyone who was in the downtown core between 9:45 and 10:30 p.m. the night of the fire and may have any information related to this investigation to contact police at 902-543-2464.

As the investigation is ongoing, Bridgewater Police will not provide any further public comment or details at this time.

Sunday night's fire damaged a number of King Street businesses. Twelve fire departments, including ones from as far away as Chester and Liverpool, were brought in to the battle the blaze that lasted into the early morning hours.

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