UPDATE: Investigation has revealed that a young boy was seen inside the store by a witness acting in a suspicious manner. The boy was observed on his hands and knees coming around an aisle from the rear corner of the store. A fire was discovered in the corner of the store where the boy was coming from. The witness alerted the staff and then proceeded to “stomp out” the fire. The store manager used an extinguisher to ensure the fire was out. The boy fled the store on foot. Staff evacuated everyone from the store.
It was discovered that the fire was set amongst some candles and floral necklaces. There was damage to shelving as well as product on the shelves. The estimate of damage is approximately $1000.00
The suspect is described as male white approximately 10 years of age, 4 feet tall, dirty blonde longer hair wearing a baseball hat.
Windsor Police are taking over an investigation into a fire at a Wyandotte Street Dollarama store that bares an eerily similar resemblance to April’s major Dollarama fire.
Firefighters were called to the east end Dollarama at 8460 Wyandotte Street East just after 8pm after customers inside the store noticed items on the shelves on fire.
Crews arrived and found that the fire was mostly out. The store was filled with smoke and firefighters used fans to clear the air. The fire was contained to a section of shelves.
Tonight’s fire is the second incident this year where items were set ablaze on the shelves of Windsor Dollarama stores. The first took place in April when a fire started four feet from ground level on a shelf at a Dollarama on Tecumseh Road East. The fire spread and completely destroyed the store and adjacent businesses.