Calgary

Falconridge fire that killed 5 men was non-criminal, Calgary police say

The house fire that killed five people in northeast Calgary over the weekend was non-criminal in nature, police said Wednesday after a lengthy investigation.

Days-long investigation, including autopsies on victims, finds nothing suspicious about fatal blaze

The aftermath of the fire that heavily damaged 2 homes and killed 5 men in the northeast Calgary community of Falconridge. (Andrew Brown/CBC)

The house fire that killed five people in northeast Calgary over the weekend was non-criminal in nature, police said Wednesday after a lengthy investigation.

The fire was first reported around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at 104 Falchurch Cres. N.E.

Five men were found dead inside in the burned home.

After investigating the scene and having autopsies performed on the victims, police said the fire was not suspicious in nature.

The Calgary Fire Department will release the cause of the fire once its investigation is complete, police said.

Little is publicly known about the victims.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?

now