An early morning fire that caused significant damage to a home in Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B., is now being investigated by the Saint John police.
Emergency crews responded at around 4:18 a.m. on Thursday to a fire at a home in the 3000-block of Westfield Road. According to the Saint John Firefighters Association, five of its crews responded to the blaze.
“Firefighters forced entry inside the home attempting to attack the fire, however, command was forced to call an emergency evacuation of all crews due to rapidly deteriorating conditions,” first responders said at the time.
Firefighters say crews worked throughout the morning trying to contain the fire but said the home sustained significant damage, resulting in a total loss. No injuries were reported.
In a news release issued by the Saint John Police Force on Friday, officers said the Major Crime Unit, Forensic Services and the Saint John Fire Department are investigating the fire as “suspicious.”
“The photographs shown depict a suspicious person caught on security surveillance on the property during the early morning hours of May 10 and May 11, 2023,” police said in a statement.
Investigators are now asking witnesses or anyone with information to contact the Saint John Police Force at 1-506-648-3333 or submit anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).