Bay St. George RCMP are asking for the assistance of the general public in its investigation into a house fire Thursday night on St Clare Avenue in Stephenville.
Around 2:20 a.m., the Stephenville Fire Department and Bay St. George RCMP were called to a fire at 34A St Clare Ave. The fire was quickly controlled and extinguished, but police say there was damage to an exterior wall as well as the siding.
The house is currently unoccupied, but the RCMP said in a news release it is close enough to surrounding homes that the fire could have posed a risk to life if it had gone unchecked.
Fire Investigators have been on scene and have determined that the cause of the fire is suspicious in nature.
The RCMP is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call the Bay St George RCMP at (709) 643-2118, or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-363-8477.