July 2, 2014 5:04 pm
Updated: July 2, 2014 8:38 pm

Suspicious Falconridge fires prompt investigation


CALGARY- A number of suspicious fires in a northeast Calgary alley have prompted an investigation.

Those who live in the 100 block of Falconridge Drive says there have been at least five fires since April. The latest completely destroyed a camper, badly damaged a garage and nearly spread to a home.

“[My daughter] said she woke up around two o’clock and heard a loud hissing noise,” says Helen White. “She got up and looked out and saw the camper on fire.

“It was scary. Very scary.”

She adds that she’s worried someone could end up seriously hurt.

“Eventually there is going to be much more severe damage and hopefully not a loss of life, because these are happening between midnight and 2:30 in the morning.”

“We don’t feel safe. I don’t think anyone feels safe,” adds Daniel Fajard, who lives nearby.

The community has now created an informal neighbourhood watch to try and prevent more fires.

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