Police investigate arson in chapel at Union Cemetery

Police say a fire in a chapel at Union Cemetery was deliberately set and have released images of the inside of the charred historical building in hopes of finding the suspects.

Damage to historical building estimated at $100,000

A chapel at Calgary's Union Cemetery was set on fire in March. Police are looking for two suspects. (CBC)

Police say a fire in a chapel at Union Cemetery was deliberately set.

On Monday, police released images of the inside of the charred historical building in hopes of finding the suspects.

People noticed smoke coming out of the chapel at Union Cemetery in southeast Calgary on March 29 at about 3:30 p.m. MT.

"Witnesses observed two males running from the church as smoke began pouring from the windows and doors," police said in a release.

"Fire crews worked quickly to contain the fire within the chapel. Once investigators were able to enter the building, they observed graffiti throughout the interior of the building." 

Damage to the historical building is estimated to be $100,000.

Police have released photos showing the results of arson in a Calgary chapel at Union Cemetery. (Calgary Police)
Damage caused by a fire inside the chapel at Union Cemetery. (Calgary Police)
Graffiti in the chapel at Calgary's Union Cemetery includes a pentagram in a circle. (Calgary Police)