A fire last Friday evening at a residence in Oshawa has been deemed suspicious.

On Friday, September 8, 2017, at approximately 8:10 p.m., Oshawa Fire Services and police were dispatched to a fire at a residence on Fairbanks Street in Oshawa. The premise sustained extensive damage. Neighbouring residences were evacuated but no one was physically hurt as a result of the fire.

The Ontario Fire Marshall was called in and determined the fire to be suspicious in nature.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Ormonde of the Central East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2770.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward