(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – A suspicious house fire investigation conducted by members of the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit with the assistance of the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) has culminated in charges.
On January 7, 2021 at approximately 12:16 p.m. Huron County OPP officers along with firefighters from Bayfield, Brucefield, Goderich and Central Huron Fire Departments responded to a house fire located on Whys Line. Upon arrival the home was found to be fully engulfed. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the dwelling structure however the fire completely destroyed the home.
One occupant escaped the fire uninjured.
The dollar losses sustained are estimated to be approximately $800,000.
The subsequent investigation resulted in police arresting and charging a suspect on Thursday, February 11, 2021.
Sarah KEYS, 34 years of age from London has been charged with:
- Arson – Disregard for Human Life
- Arson – Fraudulent Purposes
The accused has been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for March 29, 2021 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.
If you have any information about this investigation please contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.p3tips.com , where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.