Police continue investigation into southeast fire
Published Tuesday, September 18, 2012 6:25AM MDT
Police now say three people seen at a condo fire in McKenzie Towne are not considered suspects and that they have already come forward to speak to investigators.
Investigators interviewed and released an adult male and two teenagers who were identified in a video image that was released on Monday.
According to their statements, the group was trying to put out the blaze which they spotted from a distance.
Two fires broke out early Sunday morning a short distance from one another at a condo complex that was under construction. 22 units were destroyed and 13 more were damaged.
Neighbours are still in shock about the revelation that the homes they were going to move into in a few weeks are now gone.
“This could set back building times around here, people have put their houses on sale to move in. A lot of people have been downsizing, or this is their first house and they have to go through all the trials and tribulations of that as well,” says condo owner Dr. Ron Steingart.
Police say the fires are still considered suspicious.
“In my opinion, based on the way the scenes are set up, obviously preconstruction, I’m highly suspect,” says CPS Staff Sergeant Bruce Walker.
Damage to the complex is pegged at between $3 and $4 Million.
Investigators are still working to determine what caused the fire.