October 10, 2019
File 19- 23166
Police investigating second fire at abandoned house in Tsawwassen
Delta Police were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 5361 8A Avenue, around 12:30 am, Oct. 10.
The property was fully engulfed upon police arrival. Fortunately no adjacent buildings were affected. No one was reported to be injured as a result of the fire.
The property was slated for demolition, along with the two other properties at 5375 and 5385 8A street that were burned earlier this week. The residence that burned Oct. 10 was actually damaged in the Oct. 7 fire.
Of note, police do not believe that either the Oct. 7 or Oct. 10 fires at the abandoned Tsawwassen residences is linked to the Oct. 2 fire at the tattoo shop in Ladner.
“A second suspicious fire this week in Tsawwassen is very concerning to police,” says Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police. “Delta Police are actively pursuing tips and other investigative avenues, and have devoted considerable resources to this matter.”
There will be increased patrols by police in Tsawwassen due to these incidents.
“If you were in the area just before or after 12:30 am Oct 10, and believe you saw something that may be of interest to police, or if you have dash cam video, please call 604-946-4411,” says Leykauf. If you wish to be anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers 24/7 at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).