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Calgary fire arson unit called to Varsity Estates after suspicious fire

Calgary firefighters investigating after a fire has caused extensive damage to a home in Varsity on May 18, 2022. Global News

A home in the northwest neighbourhood of Varsity Estates suffered extensive fire damage in a blaze early Wednesday.

The Calgary Fire Department’s arson unit was called to the 1100 block of Varsity Estates Drive around 3:20 a.m.

A man and a woman inside the home when the fire started managed to escape safely. No injuries were reported.

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Calgary fire respond to fatal house fire in southeast – May 18, 2022

The fire department tells Global News the home is considered “a total write-off.”

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Though firefighters won’t disclose where they believe the fire originated, Calgary Fire said the flames extended through the attic and the roof.

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