A body has been found in the basement of a heritage Vancouver home hit by an arson fire late last night.

Fire spokesman Capt. Gabe Roder says the blaze was set in a nearly
100-year-old mansion in the city's exclusive Shaughnessy neighbourhood.

He says crews discovered the body of the unidentified man when they were able to enter the gutted home early this morning.


says the property is now a crime scene and it appears fires were set in
several locations inside the roughly 5,000 square foot Tudor-style

He says fire and police department arson investigators will return to the home once they have obtained a warrant.

A for-sale sign stands on the front lawn of the mansion which appeared to be vacant in the weeks before the fire.

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