Tragic fire that killed seven deemed not suspicious: Alberta RCMP

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CHESTERMERE, Alta. — Alberta RCMP say a fire that killed seven members of the same family earlier this month is not suspicious.

Investigators in Chestermere say it's likely there will be no other updates on the tragic residential fire that happened on July 2.

A local imam has said a man, his wife and children from Ontario were staying with his brother and his brother's wife and children at the house when the fire erupted in the early hours of the morning.

Imam Syed Soharwardy, with the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, says a funeral held last week for the three adults and four children was attended by about 1,000 people.

He says it was tragic and sad to see the line of coffins being carried into a local mosque.

Police have listed the seven dead as: a man and a woman, both 38, a woman about 35-years-old, a boy and a girl aged 12, an eight-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 13, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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