Calgary Police investigating suspicious fire at church

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The Calgary Police announced Monday that they are investigating a suspicious fire that occurred at a church in Forest Heights on Sunday evening.

According to a statement released by Calgary Police, the Calgary Fire Department was called to the 4900 block of Forego Avenue around 7:20 p.m., on Sunday, July 04, 2021, for reports of a church on fire.

The statement further added that they were able to extinguish the fire and determine that no one was inside the building.

“Our Arson Unit is now working closely with Calgary Fire Department investigators to determine how the fire started and if it was intentionally set. The team of detectives investigating the recent vandalism of churches in Calgary will also be involved in the investigation to determine if there are any links to the other cases,” the statement added.

The Calgary Police also added it is still too early to know what occurred at this church and investigators need time to determine if the fire was started on purpose and why.

“We are very aware of the current tensions in the community around residential schools and the acts of vandalism and arson that have been occurring. We will examine whether there is any connection in this case, but we are asking people in the meantime to be patient while we work to figure out what exactly happened,” the Calgary Police added.

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