Vehicle fire deemed suspicious

downtown Red Deer in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

downtown Red Deer in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Around 2:45 a.m., Emergency Services crews responded to a Chevrolet Tracker on fire in the parking lot of a condominium building in the 3500 block of 49th Avenue. Crews put out the fire shortly after arriving.

The mini SUV was destroyed and there was some minor heat damage to an adjacent vehicle. There were no reported injuries.

Red Deer City Cpl. Kathe DeHeer said the fire is not being treated as arson yet but there are some circumstances around the fire that are suspicious.

The registered owner of the vehicle has not been located.

Police ask anyone who has further information to contact the city RCMP at 403-343-5575. To remain anonymous, report tips online at or call Crimestoppers, 1-800-222-8477.

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