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Crews called to house fire in southeast Edmonton early Monday, arson confirmed

A spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said someone called 911 at 5:40 a.m. to report a blaze in the area of 16th Avenue and 12th Street on Monday. Global News

A house fire broke out in southeast Edmonton’s Aster area early Monday and was later confirmed to be arson, and part of a larger extortion scheme.

A spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said someone called 911 at 5:40 a.m. to report a blaze in the area of 16th Avenue and 12th Street.

A spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said someone called 911 at 5:40 a.m. to report a blaze in the area of 16th Avenue and 12th Street on Monday. Global News

“Five units were dispatched with the first unit arriving on scene at 5:47 am,” an EFRS spokesperson wrote in an email at 9:10 a.m.

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“Crews are currently on scene dealing with the fire. There are no reported injuries.”

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A Global News crew at the scene saw damage on windows, the roof and other parts of the home’s second storey.

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