UPDATED: Structure Fire on Queen Street in Morriston now being investigated as ARSON



Criminal Investigators from Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), West Region Criminal Operations, Forensic Identification Services Unit (FISU) and the Ontario Fire Marshal (OFM) are investigating the fire as arson and have reason to believe that the fire was set deliberately.

On March 5, 2017, at approximately 4:30 a.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call from a motorist passing by regarding a structure fire at a vacant building located on Queen Street in Morriston.

Puslinch Fire and Rescue Services, Guelph-Eramosa Fire Department, Guelph Fire Department, and the Hamilton Fire Department attended the scene and the cause at this time is unknown. This incident is being investigated by the Wellington County OPP, OPP Forensic Identification Services Unit (FISU), Puslinch Fire and Rescue Services and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall Emergency Management.

Any person with information regarding this incident should contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

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