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St. Thomas Police are investigating a suspected arson that took place around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Garbage and recycling bins were set on fire between two houses at 30 and 32 Princess Ave.

As luck would have it, a construction crew saw the flames, covered the bins with dirt using a backhoe, and put out the fire.

The police are asking the public to contact them at 519-631-1224 if they saw anything suspicious or have any further information.