Double arson suspected in East Vancouver

02/20/2013 01:58 EST | Updated 04/22/2013 05:12 EDT
Fire and police investigators are looking into two suspicious fires, which broke out within metres of each other in East Vancouver early Wednesday morning.

Crews were called to a garage fire in the 2900 block of East 41st Avenue at about 12:45 a.m. PT. They were able to quickly douse the flames, which caused only moderate damage.

Three hours later, firefighters responded to a second fire just across the alley from the first, in an enclosed deck area behind a home in the 5600 block of Rupert Street.

There was extensive damage to the deck and siding of the house, and a neighbouring house was also damaged.

Six people were inside the home at the time, but no one was injured.