Pool shed fire spreads to two homes, cause under investigation
The London Fire Department shared this photo of the damage to two homes on Westdale Avenue.
LONDON, Ont - An overnight pool shed fire spread to two homes causing significant damage.
Fire crews were called to the scene around 2:40 a.m. on Westdale Avenue in southwest London about a suspicious person. While searching for the person they came upon the fire.
The fire was in a pool shed and spread to two surrounding homes.
Damage to the homes is hard to see from the street; officials say that one home sustained $350,000 in damages, while the other home suffered $50,000 in damages.
The London police street crime unit is investigating as well as the Fire Marshal's Office.
No injuries were reported.
Police are seeking information about the suspicious person who is decribed as as a man wearing dark clothing. No other identifying features were reported to police.
Police have not confirmed any connection between the person and the fire at this point.