May 12, 2014 1:14 pm

Calgary police seek tips in cemetery arson

An old chapel in Calgary's Union Cemetery was damaged in a deliberately set fire on March 29th, 2014.

Calgary Police Service

Calgary police are asking the public for help in their investigation into a fire in Union Cemetery, off Spiller Rd. S.E.

The fire was deliberately set in an old chapel on March 29th at around 3.30 p.m.

As smoke poured out of the windows and doors, witnesses spotted two men running from the scene.

After fire crews doused the flames and were able to enter the building, they found graffiti throughout the interior.

Damage to the historic building is estimated at $100,000.

An old chapel in Calgary’s Union Cemetery is taped off after a deliberately set fire.

Calgary Police Service

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers at:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: tttTIPS.com

TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Vandals spray painted graffiti inside an old chapel in Union Cemetery before starting a fire.

Calgary Police Service

 

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