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Woman arrested for arson after Friday night fire in west Edmonton

A woman is facing charges after a property in west Edmonton suffered over $350,000 in damages due to a fire on Friday, March 5, 2021. Global News

A 47-year-old woman is facing arson charges after a property in west Edmonton went up in flames Friday evening.

Police said that they were contacted along with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services to a property in the area of 163 Street and 101 Avenue around 8:30 p.m.

Officials closed down 163 Street in both directions between Stony Plain Road and 102 Avenue as they fought the fire.

Police and fire crews were on scene at a fire at 163 Street and 101 Avenue in west Edmonton on Friday evening. Global News

On Saturday morning, police said they had charged a 47-year-old woman who did not live at the house with arson to property and possession of incendiary material.

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Police did not say if the woman knew those who lived at the home.

No one was injured.

A car was also seen with damages near the scene of a arson-related fire in west Edmonton on Friday evening. Global News

Damages are estimated to be over $350,000.

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