Arson Suspected in Fatal Bethune House Fire


(THUNDER BAY, ON) โ€“ย The fatal house fire at 312 Bethune is being investigated by the Thunder Bay Police Service.


Chris Witzell lost his life that morning in the supposed to be vacant unit. He died from smoke inhalation.

Numerous people who knew Chris wanted more answers. TRCCTB.CON has obtained some more details.

Witzell was found in a bedroom. There was a gas can located in the units kitchen. Arson is highly suspected.

The family continues to grieve the loss of Witzell.


Anyone with information is urged to contact police immediately or Crime Stoppers at their website


5 Replies to “Arson Suspected in Fatal Bethune House Fire”

  1. Omg.
    I donโ€™t have Facebook or any of that bullshit.
    Said to hear about this
    Prayers to the Witzell family.
    – Carignan

  2. time for dead penalty to be restarted….of course this will be blocked…true hurts!

  3. Condolences to family & friends.

    What was the victim doing in an abandoned building and who was he with? Was he targeted?

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