Police charge man with arson

We have charged a man who is believed to have deliberately set a fire yesterday evening in the Inglewood area.

On Monday, June 5, 2023, at approximately 6 p.m., police were conducting patrols and noticed a large black cloud of smoke coming from the wooden area just east of the Bow Habitat Station & Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery.

Police arrived on scene at Pearce Estate Park located at 1440 17A Street S.E., where our partners at the Calgary Fire Department were already extinguishing the fire. Police assisted by evacuating the park as a precaution.

The small fire immediately spread to nearby vegetation and continued to spread approximately three acres in diameter. Thankfully, no injures were reported.

As first responders worked to put out the fire and assess the scene, a man approached police and admitted to starting the fire. The man told police he collected white fluffy debris that had fallen off nearby trees, placed it in a pile on the ground, and subsequently lit it on fire.

As a result, Danny Manuel DERINGER, 33, has been charged with one count of arson.

He will next appear in court on Friday, July 7, 2023.

The Calgary Police Service and the Calgary Fire Department would like to thank those who co-operated with first responders by evacuating the scene quickly, as grassfires can spread rapidly. Calgarians are reminded to call 911 immediately if they witness an unattended fire in progress.

Police encourage anyone who witnesses suspicious behaviour to report it to police. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
APP: P3 Tips

CA #23237476/4185


Media inquiries related to fire safety and prevention can be directed to the Calgary Fire Department at:

Carol Henke

City of Calgary Fire Department, Public Information Officer