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Foster Arson

August 1, 2013 permalink

A foster girl in Abbotsford British Columbia was so unhappy that she set fire to her group home.



Youth in custody after Abbotsford group home damaged in suspicious fire

Abbotsford British Columbia group home
Abbotsford police took a youth into custody after a suspicious fire damaged a group home on Sunday afternoon. Abbotsford Fire Rescue and police were on scene (above) Monday morning.
Photograph by: Jean Konda-Witte , Abbotsford Times

Abbotsford Police took a youth into custody after a suspicious fire started at a group home on Sunday afternoon.

Const. Ian MacDonald said that police were called out to a residence on Sentinel Drive near Gladys Avenue around 3 p.m.

"There was nothing extraordinary about the call that brought us there in the first instance," said MacDonald.

"But when a female youth exited her room along with billowing smoke, that was pretty extraordinary."

Officers called the fire department and evacuated the house and took the young woman, who is under 18, and suspected of starting the fire into custody, said MacDonald.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development is now involved as are Fraser Health mental health services, he added.

The house is not habitable and Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service inspectors and Abbotsford police were on scene examining the house Monday morning.

Most of the damage was to the home was confined to the main floor, said AFRS.

Source: Abbotsford Times

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