Police investigating a fatal fire from earlier this week, killing four people has lead investigators to believe it may be a possible case of arson. The fire had taken place in Oshawa, on Olive Avenue near Ritson road south and highway 401.
Five people have escaped from the fire which broke out around 1 p.m. on Monday from a home which is believed to be about a 100 years old.
Due to the intensity of the fire, the second and third floor collapsed and the Oshawa Fire Services requested the help of a specialized team from Toronto Fire Services.
Officials say that though five people have escaped from the fire, according to acting sergeant George Tudos four people were found dead. Two of which were men who are not related were found Monday evening and two related children were found Tuesday.
Though not specified, according to a statement made to reporters on Wednesday morning by a spokesperson for Durham Regional Police, Act Sgt. George Tudos, police have found potential evidence at the scene that points to arson.
“However we have to do a thorough investigation, preserve the scene, and…come to a conclusion after collecting all of the evidence to determine if there is any criminality involved in this investigation”, said Tudos.
Adding on to the statement he said, “Police are now waiting on a warrant to examine the scene further”.
Tudos has not yet provided any information regarding the deceased and the cause of the fire has yet to be identified.