The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is asking for the public's help to identify a person of interest in an arson investigation.
Officers responded to a fire on Somerset Street in Centretown around 2:06 a.m. on August 26. The fire was extinguished, but police say there was extensive property damage.
No one was injured in the blaze.
The person of interest is described as:
- Black woman
- Stocky build
- Blond hair tied back (possibly a wig)
- Wearing glasses, a white cardigan sweater over pink patterned shirt/short (jumper) and black sandals
- Carrying a black purse and a red gasoline can
Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPS' Arson Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 3771.
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.