Firefighters tackle Alberta town’s second car dealership blaze in three weeks

EDSON, Alta. — For the second time this month, a fire has extensively damaged an auto dealership in an Alberta town.

Emergency crews were called out about 5 a.m. Monday to the Honda dealership in Edson, roughly 200 kilometres west of Edmonton.

By 7:30 a.m., more than 20 firefighters from the town and surrounding Yellowhead County were at the scene, backed up by a number of trucks.

RCMP say the fire was in an equipment showroom, and there were no reports of injuries.

A blaze early Dec. 9 gutted the Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership in Edson and RCMP say while that fire was deliberately set, there’s nothing at this point linking it to Monday’s fire.

Most of the Dodge dealership was destroyed, including the showroom, offices and more than half of its mechanical bays.

Police say there was also a separate vehicle fire in Edson on Dec. 9, which has been linked to the Dodge dealership fire but not to the Honda fire.

They’re asking anyone who may have been in the area of the Honda dealership about 4:00 a.m. Monday with dashcam footage or who may have seen anything suspicious to contact them.

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