Edmonton police investigating suspicious fire

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Edmonton police investigating suspicious fire
Edmonton Police Service.
Edmonton Police Service. Photo by File photo /Postmedia

Edmonton city police are investigating after a suspicious fire at an apartment building Friday night.

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Shortly after 7 p.m. on Friday, the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) responded to the report of a suspicious fire inside an apartment building near 117 Street and 108 Avenue.

Cheryl Sheppard, spokesperson for the EPS, said the building was evacuated to ensure the safety of all building residents. She added that three people were treated for minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, but police, with the assistance of Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS), continue to investigate. However, Sheppard said the circumstances appear to be “suspicious in nature.”

The areas between 116 Street and 117 Street, as well as 108 Avenue and 109 Avenue, were closed as of 9: 30 p.m. on Friday.

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