UPDATE: Platoon Chief Bart Johnson says this morning’s fire is being considered suspicious at this time. Investigators and RCMP are on the scene.
Around 5 am this morning, Grande Prairie Fire crews responded to a house fire on 104 avenue in Hillside Area. When they arrived, the attached garage was fully in flames and was moving fast into the roof. They quickly got the garage fire down enough to enter the building to search for any residents but no one was found inside. The fire was under control by about 5:50 this morning.
The fire crews were able to protect any other homes nearby as well as the items inside the home. The water and smoke damage will be assessed and the cause is under investigation but Grande Prairie Fire Department says the fire originated in the garage.