Sudbury Police Arrest Man Believed To Be Responsible For Fatal Bruce Avenue House Fire

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UPDATE (CRIME STOPPERS): 

Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers is convinced someone has information on the identity of these other culprits. A Guaranteed Minimum $2,000 reward is being offered for tips received before midnight on Friday, April 30, 2021, if the information leads to the identity of other culprits (reward $ will be divided if many successful tips are received). 

For tips received after the deadline, the standard process for determining reward amounts will apply.

If you want to provide information on the identity and/or location of these other culprits or have any information about other criminal activity, and you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 705-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or submit an online tip on our secure website www.sudburycrimestoppers.com .

UPDATE FROM SUDBURY POLICE (APRIL 21, 2021):

"Through the investigation, Detectives have identified at least one person believed to be responsible for the fatal fire that claimed the lives of three community members.

Around 2:30 p.m. on April 20, 2021, Officers arrested and charged 25 year old Liam Stinson with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada;

 Party to the Offence of First Degree Murder x3

 Party to the Offense of Attempt Murder

 Conspiracy to Commit Murder

 Party to the Offense of Arson - Disregard for Human Life

He has since been remanded into custody and will appear in Video Remand on April 22, 2021.

The 37 year old man who was able to escape the fire is in stable condition as he continues to recover from the incident.

This is an ongoing investigation and we are actively seeking information in relation to additional individuals who are believed to be involved in this incident.

If you have any information related to the identities of other individuals who were involved or if you have video footage of the fire, we ask that you please contact us at 705-675-9171."

UPDATE FROM SUDBURY POLICE:

"On April 16, 2021, the 33 year old woman who had sustained critical injuries during the fire was pronounced deceased at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto after being airlifted there on April 11, 2021 due to the severity of her injuries.

Her name will not be released out of respect for her family’s wishes.

Our deepest condolences go out to her family and friends and all those impacted by this tragic event.

A post mortem will be conducted through Coroner’s Office today, April 19, 2021 in order to assist in determining the cause of death.

Detectives from our Criminal Investigation Division continue to work in collaboration with the Coroner’s Office and the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office in relation to this incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call us at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705- 222-8477."

The following is a release from Sudbury Police:

"Around 4:45 a.m. Sunday, April 11, 2021, we received a call from City of Greater Fire Services as Firefighters were on scene of a structural fire at a residential building on Bruce Street in Greater Sudbury.

Through the investigation, it has been determined that there were four individuals inside of the unit where the fire originated.

One of the individuals, a 37 year old man was able to escape by jumping from a second story window, unfortunately two of the individuals, a 50 year old man and a 26 year old woman were pronounced deceased on scene and the third individual, a 33 year old woman sustained critical injuries.

Both the 37 year old man and the 33 year old woman were transported to hospital by City of Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services where they remain in critical condition.

Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of those impacted by this tragic event.

The names of the individuals will not be released out of respect for their families’ wishes and we ask that you respect their privacy during this very difficult and emotional time.

None of the other residents in the building at the time of the fire sustained any injuries, however a number of residents were displaced due to the fire.

The Red Cross is assisting those residents with accommodations until they are able to return home.

Detectives from our Criminal Investigation Division are working in collaboration with the Coroner’s Office and the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office in relation to this incident.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call us at 705-675-9171."

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OTHER WEEKEND FIRES:

There were two other fires in Greater Sudbury on Saturday night.  The first happened in a third floor apartment on St.Anne's Road. Careless smoking was likely the cause of that fire.  Everyone in the City View Gardens apartments had to be evacuated due to smoke.  No one was injured and the fire was contained to one unit.

The other fire was at a home on Chapman Street in New Sudbury. It's believed that it started in the basement. Officials say it caused minimal damage and there were no injuries.  The cause is still being investigated.

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