OPP respond to vehicle fire at a Sydenham school

The Frontenac Fire Department had extinguished the fire before OPP arrived on scene. Image via OPP.

Members from the Frontenac Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment and the Frontenac Fire Department were called to a motor vehicle fire in the parking lot at a school in Sydenham, South Frontenac.

At approximately 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, police arrived at the scene where the fire department had extinguished the fire, according to a release from the OPP. Police and the fire department remained on scene as students were exiting the school and boarding school buses.

According to the release, a parent had just arrived at the school when the motor vehicle caught on fire. 

“It appears to have originated from the engine compartment,” the OPP said, noting that the damage to the vehicle was contained to the engine area, as well as smoke damage to the interior.

There were no injuries and the vehicle was later towed away. No foul play is suspected, and no charges were laid.


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