An investigation is on-going after police responded to a fire Friday morning.
On August 6, shortly before 7 am, members of Nipissing West OPP and Markstay-Warren Fire Department responded to a residential fire on Park Drive in Markstay-Warren.
The residence was unoccupied at the time of the fire.
Once the fire was extinguished, a dog was found deceased within the residence. The dog had been shot.
Police are reporting a suspicious male was seen leaving the scene towards Highway 17 in a late model pick-up truck.
The male driver is described as 6 feet tall, thin build with a dark complexion, and wearing a ball cap and grey hoodie.
While the investigation is in the preliminary stages, police believe this is an isolated incident and there is no concern for public safety.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.