Downtown Fredericton fire deemed arson: police

A suspicious fire that destroyed a downtown Fredericton home in July is now being treated as arson.

Emergency crews were called to the 300-block of Brunswick Street, between Westmorland and York streets, on the evening of July 31.

The Fredericton Police Force deemed the fire as suspicious a few days later, and now say it's being treated as arson.

Officials have said the fire started at the rear of the building, which was vacant at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Tim MacDougall at (506) 460-2278 or at tim.macdougall@fredericton.ca, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.