Calgary, AB,

Calgary Police investigate fatal fire in S.E., death not considered suspicious

On Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at approximately 4:20 a.m., Calgary Police were called to the 300 block of Douglas Glen Close S.E. for reports of a residential fire and possible explosion.

Upon arrival, one home was engulfed in flames and the fire was quickly spreading to neighbouring homes. The Calgary Fire Department (CFD) was able to get the fire under control, but damage to the home was extensive.

After it was deemed safe to enter the residence, examination of the scene was conducted with the assistance of the CFD. A deceased man was found inside the home and has been tentatively identified as a resident of the home. The deceased man was the only occupant of the home.

The Calgary Police Service Arson Unit and CFD investigators have determined the explosion and fire was caused by human activity, however the death of the man is not considered suspicious.

There were no other reported injuries of the affected neighboring homes, one of which sustained severe damage due to the explosion and subsequent fire.

As the death is not considered criminal, the identity of the victim will not be released.

No other information is available at this time.