Calgary, AB,

Autopsies complete in fatal Falconridge fire

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has completed the autopsies on the five men killed in a residential fire in the community of Falconridge over the weekend.

The autopsy results and witness accounts of the fire indicate that the fire and resulting deaths are not suspicious. The Calgary Police Service and Calgary Fire Department will continue to investigate to try determine the cause of the fire, however, the incident is not believed to be criminal in nature.

Since this is not a criminal matter, the Calgary Police Service cannot release any further information. The Calgary Fire Department will release the cause of the fire, if it is determined, once the investigation is complete.

The fatal fire occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m., on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The Calgary Fire Department was called to a residential fire in the 100 block of Falchurch Crescent N.E., and found a fully involved house fire which was spreading to a neighbouring property. The fire was quickly brought under control, however, the bodies of five adult men were recovered from the house.

As is standard procedure in the event of fire fatalities, police were called to investigate whether the deaths were suspicious.

Case # 16194354/3994