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15-year-old girl critically injured in Kincora house fire dies: sources

WATCH: The only survivor of a house fire in Calgary back in May has now died. Global News has learned of this tragic development to an already heartbreaking story. As Jill Croteau reports, the 15-year-old succumbed to her injuries Monday morning.

Global News has learned a third life has been lost after a house fire in the community of Kincora earlier this year that police believe was intentionally set.

The fire in the 0-100 block of Kincora Drive N.W. claimed the lives of Heidar Dehdari, 56, and his daughter, 22-year-old Dorsa Dehdari, in May.

READ MORE: 2 dead, 1 seriously injured in northwest Calgary fire; homicide detectives investigating

Dehdari’s other daughter, 15-year-old Dorna, suffered life-threatening injuries in the fire.

Global News confirmed on Tuesday that Dorna had succumbed to her injuries the day before.

On Tuesday, the Dehdari family released a statement via police confirming Dona’s passing.

“We appreciate all of the support we have received from members of the community. We ask for our privacy to be respected at this time.”

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Police said no charges will be laid and they are not searching for any additional suspects.

Calgary police believe father Heidar Dehdari set deadly fire

Days after the deadly fire, the Calgary Police Service revealed it was investigating the fire as a domestic-related homicide and attempted murder and believed it was intentionally set by Dehdari.

Heidar Dehdari was found dead in the home that police say was intentionally set on fire on May 25 in northwest Calgary.
Heidar Dehdari was found dead in the home that police say was intentionally set on fire on May 25 in northwest Calgary. Facebook

Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta told reporters at a news conference there was a lot of “domestic tension” in the home which led to a “violent confrontation” on Saturday, May 25.

Schiavetta said investigators were unsure if Dehdari intended to kill himself in the fire.

READ MORE: Father, daughter identified as victims of intentional Calgary fire; youngest daughter remains in hospital

The entire family — including Heidar — lived in the home at the time of the incident.

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Dorsa Dehdari (left) was killed and her younger sister, Dorna Dehdari critically injured in what police call an intentional house fire in northwest Calgary on May 25.
Dorsa Dehdari (left) was killed and her younger sister, Dorna Dehdari critically injured in what police call an intentional house fire in northwest Calgary on May 25. Facebook

Schiavetta said the mother, Leila Dehdari, was not home at the time.

Court documents show Leila had filed for divorce in April after the couple, who were married for 27 years, separated a short while earlier.

READ MORE: Calgary police believe father intended to kill both daughters in fatal fire

According to Schiavetta, police had been called to the home once before for a “domestic event” in December 2018, which was “verbal in nature.”

Emergency crews responded to a fatal fire in northwest Calgary on Saturday, May 25, 2019.
Emergency crews responded to a fatal fire in northwest Calgary on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Carolyn Kury de Castillo/Global News

Anyone with information on the fire is being asked to contact police at 403-266-1234.

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– With files from Nancy Hixt, Jodi Hughes and Heide Pearson