15-10-24 Arson
Calgary, AB,

Police seek new information in 2015 arson

In an attempt to uncover new leads in a 2015 arson, the Calgary Police Service Arson Unit is releasing a video of the fire in progress and asking the public to come forward with any information they may have.

At approximately 4:10 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, the Calgary Fire Department and the Calgary Police Service were called to a residential fire in the 4200 block of Elbow Drive S.W. The fire caused extensive damage to the residence. The fire was determined to be suspicious and an investigation ensued.

As part of a review of unsolved arson cases, detectives are hoping information will come to light to assist in furthering the investigation.

“It has been nearly two years since this fire. Our hope is that during the past couple years, people may have heard someone speak about it, or may have witnessed someone in the area and not yet come forward. Allegiances change. People talk. We hope someone does the right thing and comes forward,” says Det. Wally Niewchas. “This was a very serious fire and we are lucky no one was hurt.”

A video of the fire in progress is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

Case #15453290/3994