ON Saturday, July 23, at 9:24 p.m., Abbotsford Police were contacted by the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) requesting assistance at a suspicious fire scene at an apartment building in the 33100-block George Ferguson Way.
It was determined that a small fire had been set on the second floor landing of a stairwell inside the building, and it had been quickly extinguished by residents. No injuries were sustained, and no residents were displaced.
The AFRS have been conducting an investigation and believe this fire to be intentionally caused. The Abbotsford Police Department Major Crime Unit will be investigating this incident as an arson.
This is the second arson that the Abbotsford Police Major Crime Unit is investigating at this apartment building. On April 18, at approximately 10:30 p.m., police and AFRS were called to a small fire in the first floor stairwell of the same apartment building. The fire was extinguished by a resident and minor damage was sustained.
Major Crime Unit detectives are canvassing for video and additional witnesses. You are requested to report any activities that you may find suspicious. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 604-859-5225.