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Suspicious fire strikes home twice in three days

Arson is the suspected cause of a fire early Saturday morning at a Hart Highlands home - the scene of a blaze for the second time in three days. Called to the 2800 block of Nixon Crescent at 12:30 a.m.
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This 2800-block Nixon Crescent home has been the site of two suspicious fires in three days.

Arson is the suspected cause of a fire early Saturday morning at a Hart Highlands home - the scene of a blaze for the second time in three days.

Called to the 2800 block of Nixon Crescent at 12:30 a.m., firefighters found heavy smoke and flames coming from the home, which was unoccupied at the time.

"Although the fire was quickly extinguished, damage to the home was extensive. Damage is estimated at $100,000," Prince George Fire Rescue said.

RCMP said Monday a subsequent investigation has led police to believe the fire was "incendiary in nature and is therefore being treated as arson."

On Thursday, the same home's carport and a vehicle inside were extensively damaged in what was also regarded as a suspicious fire.

Arson is also the suspected cause of two other fires last week.

One damaged a carport and a vehicle at a home on Michael Road near North Nechako Road early Friday morning. Firefighters were called to that scene at 4:15 a.m.

And on Wednesday at about 2 a.m., firefighters were called to a 1200-block Johnson Street home to extinguish a fire in the house itself.

No one was hurt in any of the incidents.

"Police are deeply concerned about the recent string of suspicious fires," Cpl. Craig Douglass, said. "Although we cannot say that these fires are connected, we are looking into any possible connections that these residences or the persons in them may have."

Anyone with information on any of the incidents is asked to call Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Tips can also be provided online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca, or by texting CRIMES using keyword "pgtips."