LaSalle Fire Service and LaSalle Police Service responded to a brush fire in Brunet Park at approximately 12:30 pm today. The investigation is ongoing as to the cause of the fire but it is suspected to have been deliberately set.
Police received information that a group of young males were seen quickly leaving the area in an older silver hatchback after starting the fire in a brush park area.
LaSalle Fire Service was able to quickly extinguish the fire preventing extensive damage and there were no injuries reported as a result.
Police will be checking residential surveillance footage from the surrounding area and are asking residents to check their footage to see if the incident was captured. If you notice anything about this incident posted on social media or anyone with information is asked to contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519 969-5210. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (519-298-2477) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.
During the dry season, a small fire can spread quickly and become a wildfire. Please help us prevent a disaster. Parents, please remind your children that fires are dangerous.
Parents concerned with educating their children about fire/arson prevention may do so through the TAP-C program here: http://www.tapp-c.ca/default.html