Double arson suspected in East Vancouver
Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:59 AM PT
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2013 5:19 PM PT
Fire and police investigators are looking into two suspicious fires, which broke out within metres of each other in East Vancouver early Wednesday morning.
Crews were called to a garage fire in the 2900 block of East 41st Avenue at about 12:45 a.m. PT. They were able to quickly douse the flames, which caused only moderate damage.
Three hours later, firefighters responded to a second fire just across the alley from the first, in an enclosed deck area behind a home in the 5600 block of Rupert Street.
There was extensive damage to the deck and siding of the house, and a neighbouring house was also damaged.
Six people were inside the home at the time, but no one was injured.
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