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Edmonton police accuse man of arson after two meat shop fires

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Police have charged an Edmonton man with arson after a local meat shop was set on fire twice last summer.

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On July 30, Edmonton Police Department (EPS) officers responded to calls of a fire at a meat store near Street 34 and Avenue 34. And then again two days later, with witnesses reported, they saw a man throw a flammable object at the front of the business and start another fire.

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“This targeted arson occurred in broad daylight with civilians and children in the area,” EPS Det said. Jessie Poonian in a Monday morning press release. “We are grateful that no one was injured and that the fire was quickly extinguished before it had a chance to spread to other businesses in the area.”

Police have charged 43-year-old Gregory Lewis with arson, intentional disguise, arson with disregard for human life and two counts of possession of incendiary material.

Police are asking if anyone has any information about this crime to contact at: 780-423-4567 or #377 from a cell phone or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250

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