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Police believe fire near Winnipeg Children's Hospital was deliberately set

03/11/2013 12:28 EDT | Updated 05/11/2013 05:12 EDT
WINNIPEG - There aren't any suspects yet, but police believe a fire that forced more than 100 young patients from the Winnipeg Children's Hospital was deliberately set.

The million-dollar blaze broke out last week at a construction site at the Health Sciences Centre next door.

No one was hurt.

A police spokesman says the discovery changes the nature of the investigation.

Police aren't using the word "arson," but are instead describing the fire as "incendiary."

However, they say there is no evidence to suggest an explosive device was used.

"We're not specifying any of those things right now, but we're acknowledging, based on the information we have so far, it does appear that the fire was deliberately set," said Const. Jason Michalyshen

The fire seriously damaged the diagnostic building under construction.

(CJOB, The Canadian Press)

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