Fire that caused $500K in damages to a home in SoHo deemed suspicious
Fire crews battle a blaze at 200 Maitland Street on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (London Fire Department)
LONDON, ONT -- A home in the SoHo (south of Horton) neighbourhood was heavily damaged after a fire broke out Tuesday night.
Fire crews were called to 200 Maitland Street around 9 p.m. and once on scene were met with heavy smoke and visible fire coming from the home.
All occupants were able to safely evacuate however one person was assessed for smoke inhalation.
By 11:10 p.m. the fire was reported to be under control.
Early estimates set the damage around $500,000, but that number may change based on a potential assessment from the Ontario Fire Marshall.
Investigators and firefighters have been on scene throughout the night and have notified the OFM.
The cause of the fire has not been released, however police say it has been deemed suspcious and are assigning the investigation to the LPS Street Crime Unit.
The investigation will be done along side the OFM.