Amherst Police investigating possible arson on Minto Street

Home severely damaged by fire

Published on June 18, 2014
Amherst Police are deeming a fire on Minto Street early Tuesday morning as suspicious and are investigating it as a possible arson.
Christopher Gooding- Cumberlandnewsnow.com

Amherst Police are deeming a fire on Minto Street early Tuesday morning as suspicious and are investigating it as a possible arson.

AMHERST – Amherst Police are investigating a suspected case of arson early Tuesday.

Police went to a Minto Street residence at approximately 8:25 a.m. that morning after receiving reports of a fully-engulfed structure fire.

Before police arrived, a neighbour had entered the home and saved a dog that was trapped inside.

No one was else was inside at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

The department is actively investigating the incident as arson.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Amherst Police Department at 667-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.