A suspicious fire at a Mount Pearl commercial business is under investigation following a blaze early Thursday morning.
The St. John’s Regional Fire Department responded to the fire at Funderdome, off Corisande Drive, At about 1a.m.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they noticed smoke inside the building and after making entry, they found some fire in one of the rear rooms of the building. Most of the fire had been extinguished by sprinklers and firefighters took care of the remnants.
An RNC forensics Identification vehicle arrived shortly after the fire was extinguished and firefighters led them to the rear of the building where several emergency doors to the business were located.
Officers could be seen taking photos of the area as well as parts of the Trailway walking trail that passes within just metres of the building.
The building received fire, smoke and substantial water damage from the sprinkler system.
This was the third suspicious fire in Mount Pearl since Chistmas night. The first two fires both damaged and then destroyed the Hotel Mount Pearl.