Both northeast Edmonton fires on Tuesday were arson, investigators confirm

Click to play video: 'Early morning fires in northeast Edmonton'
Early morning fires in northeast Edmonton
Multiple houses were destroyed and families left homeless after two early morning fires in Edmonton's north end. The fires happened a few blocks away from each other — one at a single-family home and the other a row of townhouses. As Sarah Komadina reports, firefighters are investigating if there is a connection – Aug 29, 2023

Fire investigators confirmed Friday that two fires that happened on the same day this week were deliberately set.

While the investigation had already determined one fire was arson earlier this week, investigators are now revealing that the second was also arson.

The fires happened in northeast Edmonton around 4 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS).

Fire crews were dispatched to a condo on Hooke Road, with the fire declared under control at around 6 a.m.

Click to play video: 'Explosion leaves vehicle on fire in downtown Edmonton'
Explosion leaves vehicle on fire in downtown Edmonton

There was another fire – a few blocks away on Howson Crescent – that fire crews were alerted to about 20 minutes after the first, according to EFRS.

Story continues below advertisement

Edmonton police said officers are investigating the two fires but have not determined if they are related.

— with files from Destiny Meilleur and Emily Mertz, Global News

Sponsored content