Netizen 24 CAN: Body found at scene of suspicious fire

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Body found at scene of suspicious fire

NewBody found at scene of suspicious firePolice are investigating after a man’s body was found at the scene of a suspicious fire northeast of downtown Edmonton Wednesday.

Homicide unit now investigating

Investigators were at the scene of an apartment fire near 117 Avenue and 80 Street on Wednesday evening. A man's body was found in one of the units after the fire earlier that day. (Kaylen Small/CBC)

Homicide detectives are investigating after a man's body was found at the scene of a suspicious fire northeast of downtown Edmonton on Wednesday.

A statement said Edmonton police officers were driving by an apartment building in the area of 117 Avenue and 80 Street around 3:30 p.m. when they noticed smoke coming from the tower.

Firefighters were called and the body was found in one of the building's units a short time later.

The cause of the fire is unknown but the police department's arson unit, working alongside Edmonton Fire Rescue, has deemed it suspicious.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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