Thanks to the efforts of a concerned resident and a police officer, a fire was contained to a garbage bin outside the Jem Mart on Kathleen Street, said Greater Sudbury Police Service.
Fire was set to the garbage bin at about 1:40 a.m. May 19. Prior to the arrival of firefighters, a neighbour successfully controlled the fire with a garden hose while a police officers used a fire extinguisher.
No injuries are reported and the area buildings were not damaged.
The arson is under investigation and police are canvassing the area.