Suspected fire at an abandoned home in west Vancouver


Police say a suspect is in custody in relation to an apparent arson at an abandoned home on Vancouver’s West Side.

“Investigators will be interviewing him about this fire and any others that may be linked,” said Cst. Brian Montague.

The blaze broke out Sunday afternoon at West 2nd Avenue and Drummond Drive.

On Saturday, Vancouver firefighters doused another fire at an abandoned duplex in South Vancouver.

Assistant Chief John Dennis said it was the latest in at least 25 suspicious fires in vacant homes this year.