SUV that caught fire

Arsonist torches a house, himself and his getaway vehicle, police say

Pair of blazes in Newton Wednesday morning involved Newton home and an SUV.



Police are investigating the possibility that an arsonist accidentally lit himself on fire, then ran to an SUV which his burning body set ablaze.

On Wednesday at 1:30 a.m., crews responded to a fire at a home in the 7900-block of 134 Street.

When they arrived, they found the garage door of a home and an SUV on fire about a half-a-block away.

Police believe the fire at the home was intentionally set and that the person who set it may have been on fire when they got into the SUV, setting the vehicle ablaze.

The 2011 Ford Escape was reported stolen later in the morning.

At the time of the fire, a resident of the home saw three men running from the residence and get into the SUV.

He also noted there was a small fire in the vehicle as it drove off.

It crashed into a fence and cedar hedge and continued to burn.

There has been no reports of any injuries.

Police say the investigation is still in the very early stages as officers try to determine the exact circumstances and possible motive behind this incident.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

Just Posted

Over-budget bids cause delay of four Surrey school projects

Two projects have gone back out to tender, two awaiting ‘revised budget approval’ from Ministry of Education

Fees ensure patients have access to parking at SMH, FHA says

Fraser Health Authority hasn’t heard yet from city hall about pay parking at Surrey hospital

Free hospital parking a non-starter in White Rock

City considering task force to look at parking generally – Walker

Surrey memories: How the ‘IGUISBCSIR’ Facebook page became a hub for anecdotal history

Former Whalley resident Wes Mussato launched the group in 2011, 11 years after he’d moved to Ontario

Tip from resident helps Delta police stop break-and-enter in progress

Two men were arrested allegedly in possession of various stolen items and break-and-enter tools

VIDEO: B.C. legislature clerk, sergeant at arms suspended for criminal investigation

Clerk of the House Craig James, Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz on administrative leave

Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney dies at 68

Maloney coached the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead under B.C. bridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

Otter makes a snack out of koi fish in Vancouver Chinese garden

Staff say the otter has eaten at least five fish

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

B.C. lumber mills struggle with shortage of logs, price slump

Signs of recovery after U.S. market swings, industry executive says

25% of Canadians still won’t say they use pot, survey says

Statistics Canada poll says Canadians on average were 18.9 years old when they first tried pot.

Canucks’ 50/50 jackpot expected to surpass $1 million

The guaranteed prize for one lucky winner will be $500,000 minimum when Vancouver hosts LA Nov 27

Most Read