Const. Daniel Lacoursière said shortly after midnight, one or more suspects broke the window of the store’s garage door, poured an accelerant inside and set it on fire.
The building's automated sprinkler system put out the flames before the fire department arrived.
Lacoursière said this is at least the second time the business, which is near the corner of Pie-IX and Industriel boulevards, has been targeted of arson.
The fire caused minimal damage to the business.“Our investigators from the arson squad are going to go this morning, meet with the owner and to try to determine what exactly is going on at this tire shop,” Lacoursière said.