Early Morning Fires

May 29, 2017

Grande Prairie RCMP investigate Early Morning Fires

Grande Prairie, Albert: RCMP in Grande Prairie are investigating multiple fires that took place on the morning of May 28, 2017.

On May 28 at approximately 3:00 am Grande Prairie Fire Department, along with police were called to a vehicle and structure fire in the area of 90 Avenue and 99 Street. A witness observed the fire and called 911. The residence was occupied at the time however all were able to exit the residence without any injuries. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

Soon after the fires had been extinguished the police and Fire Department observed a second structure fire in the area of 91 Avenue and 99 Street. Police and the Fire Department attended that location and determined that it was an unoccupied residence under renovations. A residence directly to the North also caught fire due to the heat and the occupants had to be evacuated. No injuries were sustained by any of the occupants.

The initial investigation indicates that all of the fires were deliberately set. The Grande Prairie Fire Department and the RCMP continue to investigate the cause of the fires.

Police are continuing their investigation and are requesting anyone with information regarding this matter to contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700 or should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com.