January 18, 2016 5:11 pm
Updated: January 19, 2016 11:06 am

Calgary officials appeal for photos, video related to Arbour Lake house fire

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Calgary officials are asking the public for information related to a house fire in the city’s northwest Sunday night.

At about 7:30 p.m., the Calgary Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at a vacant house on Arbour Stone Close N.W.

“This is a unique fire and considered suspicious because the house was boarded up; it was empty, no one was living in it,” Calgary Fire Department spokesperson Carol Henke said. “It has a security fence around the perimeter and the utilities had been shut off way prior to the fire.

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“It does make us think that it’s possibly suspicious, and we are looking for any information the public has to offer.”

Police and fire officials appealed to the public Monday, asking for information, photos or video related to the fire before emergency crews responded.

Investigators said they are looking for any vehicles pulled over to the side of Stoney Trail northbound between Crowchild and Country Hills Boulevard before 7:25 p.m. Sunday.

“The home where the fire started backs on to a green space, which then backs on to Stoney Trail,” Henke said. “So if the fire was started purposefully, that may have been a good place to park for a speedy getaway.”

Any information can be emailed to piofire@calgary.ca.

With files from Global’s Carolyn Kury de Castillo

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