(ORILLIA, ON) – On Thursday, September 7, 2017, shortly after 4:00 AM, officers from the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Orillia Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at a home located on West Ridge Boulevard in the City of Orillia.

Upon arrival, the fire was extinguished and two (2) occupants of the home were located safely outside the residence. There were no injuries reported.

As a result of the investigation that followed, Detectives from the Orillia OPP Crime Unit have determined that the fire was intentionally set and is presently being investigated as an Arson. The scene was held until late yesterday while the OPP Forensic Identification and Photographic Services Section (FIPSS) assisted with the ongoing investigation.

If you have any information in regards to this crime, please contact the Orillia OPP at (705) 326-3536 or have information about suspected unlawful activity and wish to remain anonymous, please visit Crime Stoppers at: or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and by being anonymous, you will not be required to testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.