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Arson suspected after fire damages vehicles, shed near Vancouver Police stables

June 27, 2012 - 2:41 PM

VANCOUVER - Horses used by the Vancouver Police Department's mounted squad are unhurt but an overnight fire has caused significant damage near the barn where the animals are stabled in Stanley Park.

Arson investigators are now trying to determine what sparked the suspicious blaze that destroyed a Vancouver Park Board truck, damaged two others and scorched a nearby tool shed.

The fire broke out just before 10:30 Tuesday night.

Quick work by firefighters kept the flames from reaching the barn but damage to the cars and the shed is estimated at about $70,000.

Just last week a suspicious fire destroyed the replica station at the park's miniature train, just a few hundred metres from the latest fire.

That blaze is also under investigation but police have not said if they have identified any suspects.

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