Calgary police lay arson charges in rural house fire

Calgary police have charged a man with arson after a fire in a southeast home sent four people to hospital Sunday.

Investigators say around 8 a.m. on March 3, officers were called to a rural property in the 16000 block of 104 Street SE for reports of a house fire.

When police arrived, they found a man in his 50s who was seriously injured and taken to hospital.

The Calgary Fire Department (CFD) previously said four people self-evacuated the house before crews arrived.

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Alongside the man treated for serious burns, three others were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

Police believe the fire was set intentionally by a man who was inside the home at the time.

Jamil Goraya, 23, has been charged with one count of each of aggravated assault and disregard for human life involving arson.

Investigators believe the incident is domestic in nature, and no further information will be provided at this time.

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