Ottawa Police Arson Unit looks for person of interest in Vanier fire

Ottawa Police are looking for a person of interest, seen leaving a suspicious fire in Vanier early Tuesday morning.

Firefighters were called to the blaze on Granville Street, near Shakespeare and Montfort around 1:20 a.m.

Witnesses told police they saw a man leaving the area on bicycle.

Investigators have deemed the fire suspicious and are looking to speak with the man.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Arson Unit  at 613-236-1222, ext. 3770. Police are also accepting anonymous tips through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).