Abbotsford police investigating autobody shop fire as arson

Abbotsford police investigating autobody shop fire as arson
15 vehicles damaged in possible multi-car arson in Abbotsford
Police and fire investigators in Abbotsford, B.C., are looking into a multi-vehicle fire that may have been arson.

Asst. fire Chief Jeff Snider said crews were called to the blaze at Overseas Autobody at 2342 Windsor St. shortly after 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Snider said crews were able to quickly knock the fire down but that 15 vehicles were damaged, with 10 to 12 of them sustaining major damage. They are complete write-offs.

Snider said that officials are treating the fire as suspicious and that a fire investigator was on scene Sunday taking a closer look.

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Investigators in Abbotsford say multiple cars were deliberately set on fire Saturday night at an autobody shop.

Firefighters rushed to Overseas Autobody on Windsor Street around 11:30 and spent an hour putting out flames that had engulfed up to 15 vehicles, according to witnesses.

Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Snider says crew worked to protect the building before putting out the car fires.

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