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Fire in North West London car park deemed suspicious



Police believe a fire in an underground car park that filled the north-west London air with thick smoke may have been deliberately started.

Fire crews were called to the parking lot of an apartment building at 50 Capulet Lane near Beaverbrook Avenue just before 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Several people had called 911 to report heavy smoke visible over several blocks.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze and no injuries were reported.

A damage estimate has not yet been released.

“The fire has been deemed suspicious in nature and the investigation has been entrusted to members of the London Police Service’s Street Crime Unit, with assistance from the London Fire Service and the Office of the fire marshal,” London police said.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Deena S. Hawkins

The author Deena S. Hawkins