Mul­ti­ple bod­ies dis­cov­ered af­ter Calgary ve­hi­cle fire ex­tin­guished

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

CALGARY — The bod­ies of three peo­ple were found Mon­day af­ter fire­fight­ers ex­tin­guished a burn­ing ve­hi­cle in a north­west Calgary neigh­bour­hood.

Po­lice spokes­woman Emma Poole said iden­ti­ties or even gen­ders had not been de­ter­mined.

“As you can imag­ine, the ve­hi­cle was fully in­volved, so there was ex­ten­sive dam­age,’’ she said. “The med­i­cal ex­am­iner will be as­sist­ing us with the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion process.’’

Poole also said it was too early to tell if the deaths were the re­sult of an ac­ci­dent or crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity.

“It’s a fairly new com­mu­nity. My un­der­stand­ing is there’s quite a bit of con­struc­tion around there,’’ she said. The fire was put out about 7 a.m. and by late morn­ing yel­low po­lice tape sur­rounded a con­struc­tion site in the new sub­di­vi­sion of Sage Hill. A po­lice foren­sic unit van was set up out­side the wooden frame of a build­ing un­der con­struc­tion and a van from the Calgary Fire De­part­ment in­ves­ti­ga­tors was also on the scene.

A red tarp cov­ered the burned-out ve­hi­cle and there were black scorch marks on the outer wall of the build­ing.

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