Police say an early morning fire at a commercial building in east Hamilton is being considered suspicious.
Officers were first called to the building at 1700 Brampton St. around 3 a.m. Thursday for reports of a break and enter in progress.
Police say they could see smoke coming from the building when they got to the scene and contacted Hamilton Fire.
NEW | F23013297 | SMOKE | Loc: 1700 Block BRAMPTON ST HAM @ STRATHEARNE AV/PARKDALE AV N | Units: E8,L9 | 06/01/23 02:46
— HamOnt Fire Dept (@HFD_Incidents) June 1, 2023
Fire crews arrived and quickly worked to contain the blaze, upgraded the call to a first alarm structure fire.
Police have deemed the fire as suspicious and the arson unit is investigating. Officers were flying a drone in the area of Brampton St. in order to gather more information about this fire.
The Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office has also been notified.
— Hamilton Police (@HamiltonPolice) June 1, 2023