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Suspicious fire destroys garage on Alexandra Road

Investigators search for the cause of a Wednesday afternoon fire on Alexandra Road. - Martin van den Hemel photo
Investigators search for the cause of a Wednesday afternoon fire on Alexandra Road.
— image credit: Martin van den Hemel photo

A lunch-hour fire at 9301 Alexandra Rd. destroyed a garage at the back of a derelict, abandoned house.

Described as a "crime scene" by an RCMP Mountie guarding the property, other investigators were picking through the charred remains of the building early Wednesday afternoon, looking for the cause.

City of Richmond spokesperson Ted Townsend said the fire was quickly doused by Richmond Fire-Rescue.

Arson investigators were also on the scene, he said.

Heat from the fire caused damage to a house immediately east of the property, extensively warping the home's siding.

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