Suspicious house fire on Batchewana First Nations

fire investigation

(BATCHEWANA FIRST NATION, ON) – On September 22, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m., members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Batchewana Police Service, Algoma Emergency Services and Sault Ste. Marie Fire responded to a suspicious house fire on Batchewana First Nation.

When officers arrived on scene they located a male with life threatening injuries and another male with non-life threatening injuries.

Both males were transported to hospital and are being treated for their injuries.

The Sault Ste. Marie Crime Unit is continuing the investigation with the assistance of the Ontario Fire Marshall (OFM) under the direction of Detective Inspector Matt Watson of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Any person with information with information on this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or you can click on the “submit a tip” button found on or download the P3 APP where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.


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