“Suspicious fire” in Pembroke


Ontario Provincial Police are investigating what they are calling a “suspicious fire” in Pembroke.

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at approximately 4:30 am members of the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the OPP responded to a fire in the parking lot of an apartment building on Bennett Street in the city of Pembroke.

Construction debris in a utility trailer had caught fire and the fire was extinguished by the Pembroke Fire Department.

Police say they are treating the fire as suspicious at this time. A small, light-coloured sedan and an unknown driver were in the area of the utility trailer at the time the fire started.

The vehicle left the scene travelling eastbound on Bennett Street prior to the arrival of police and the fire department.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Pembroke Detachment of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 613-732-3332 or Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).