SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- RCMP are treating a fire that destroyed a house in Chestermere Thursday night as arson “until proven otherwise”, officials say.
The older house near Highway 1 and Paradise Road was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters with theChestermere Fire Service arrived at about 7:30 p.m. MT.
Three people and two pets inside had managed to get out safely.
One man believed to be in his 40s was detained by Strathmore RCMP under the Mental Health Act for his own safety, officials said.
He was taken to a Calgary hospital to be assessed.
The two other occupants of the house are being assisted by the Strathmore Regional Victim Services Society (VSU).
Chestermere RCMP are continuing to investigate.