Whitecourt, Alberta – Shortly before 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 10th, 2016, Whitecourt Fire and Whitecourt RCMP responded to a structure fire of a dwelling house on Range Road 115 in Woodlands County. The home was fully engulfed on arrival and a complete loss.
While combatting the house fire, Whitecourt Fire reported explosions from inside the structure consistent with discharging ammunition. No one was hurt as a result of these explosions.
Police are investigating this fire as an arson. The Office of the Fire Commissioner, RCMP Forensic Identification Services, and Whitecourt General Investigation Section are collaborating today to further the investigation of the fire.
Anyone with information about this event is encouraged to contact police directly or to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.