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Thursday , 3 December 2020
The burned out remains of a home on the 5100 block of 49 Ave in St. Paul. Fire Chief Trevor Kotowich says the fire was deliberate.

House fire deemed arson

An Oct. 16 fire in the 5100 block of 49 Ave in St. Paul was deliberately set according to St. Paul Fire Chief Trevor Kotowich.

St. Paul Fire was called to the scene around 8:30 p.m to extinguish the fire. Kotowich said the subsequent investigation revealed the fire was intentional, but details of how exactly the fire was set will not be released in order to protect the ongoing police investigation.

“The matter has now been referred to the RCMP, so I really can’t say anything more about it,” said Kotowich. He encouraged anyone with information about the fire and who may have set it to contact the St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8888.

About Meredith Kerr

Meredith Kerr moved to St. Paul for a career in journalism and morning radio in 2014 expecting to stay for six months to a year. Since then, she has put down roots in the form of a husband, a mortgage, two babies, and a poorly behaved dog. She continues to work as a reporter until such time as she finishes her book and becomes fabulously wealthy from the royalties. Meredith also serves as a member at large on the St. Paul Library Board and volunteers as a Beaver leader for the 1st St. Paul Scout Group.