Grande Prairie RCMP and Grande Prairie Fire Department have determined the fire at Eagle Manor Apartments on November 29th, was intentionally set.
A coordinated investigation by the two departments included a scene examination which was completed on Thursday December 3rd. Further collaboration thereafter by Police and Fire Departments resulted in this determination.
The fire started early in the morning on November 29th and there were no injuries to residents or emergency personnel. Significant damage was incurred at the complex on the City’s east side and it has been secured.
The Fire Department responded with 35 personnel on site, equipped with four major apparatus. The Sexsmith Fire Department was brought on board through the mutual aid agreement with five fire fighters and a ladder truck.