Cornwall Ontario – The quick thinking of a cute Cornwallite alerted Cornwall Emergency services to the fire that broke out in the 300 Block of St. Felix this afternoon.
A 911 call was placed stating that a senior on a wheelchair or electric scooter was burning trash on their front lawn which led to a three building blaze, downed power lines, one burnt truck, and allegedly the death of a few kittens.
I was driving by, and saw a man throwing garbage on to a fire that was lit on his front lawn only a few feet from his house. It looked dangerous, and it’s windy, so I called 911 and went back to my errands for work. We’ll by the time the fire trucks got there a minute or two later, the house and I think the car was on fire. You could see the smoke for blocks. On my way back from the errand I stopped and spoke to an officer. I told her that I had called 911 and what I saw…she said that if I hadn’t called it might have been much worse and the neighboring houses could have gone up too. She took my name and I will be giving a statement.
The witness continued:
Idk if he’s mentally ill or what….but the fire was deliberately set I’m almost positive. He was sitting there throwing stuff on it.
The desk sergeant at the CCPS stated no charges had been laid as of press time.
We will update as more information becomes available.