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Suspicious fires destroy homes


Dauphin Fire Department has responded to two suspicious house fires this week.
Just before two a.m. Aug. 19, firefighters recevied a call concerning a fire at a vacant house on 8th Avenue North East in Dauphin.
The home was fully involved in flame but the blaze was quickly brought under control.
Access to the back of the home was limited as overhead electrical lines had burned and were laying on the ground, however, the fire was extinguished within two hours and crews remained on the scene until 6 a.m. to complete the investigation.
The second call came in around 11 a.m. Aug. 20 concerning a fire on 3rd Avenue South West.
Upon arrival, firefighters found the home completely consumed by fire with flames spreading to the house next door. The neighboring home’s roof and eaves were on fire and one window had broken from the radiant heat from the original fire.
The initial structure is a complete loss, however the second property was saved. Crews remained on scene until approximately 3:30 a.m. to ensure the fires were completely extinguished.
There are no injuries or estimates on damages at this time.
Both fires were determined to be suspicious in nature. Anyone that may have information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Dauphin RCMP Detachment at 204-622-5020.

Staff Writer