Car fire & explosion in Abbotsford believed to be linked to previous arson attempt

Suspects seen pouring gas on car on Mayfair Avenue, in central Abbotsford

Abbotsford Police want the public’s help after two vehicle arsons Monday evening.

That fire came occurred around 10:41 p.m., when two men were seen trying to set a different vehicle on fire in central Abbotsford.

Police say the men were spotted pouring gas on a vehicle that sat in a driveway in the 33800 block of Mayfair Avenue. Although the vehicle caught on fire, it failed to burn and was fully extinguished when police arrived.

A red Nissan Sentra was spotted leaving the area, and soon thereafter, a call came in about an explosion and vehicle fire on King Road, near Bradner Road.

Police found a stolen vehicle that was burnt and matched the description of the car from the Mayfair arson. They say thee investigation has just begun but that “neither fire appears to have been a random event.”

Witnesses are sought, and anyone with dash cam or CCTV footage of the Mayfair Avenue area between 10 and 10:45 p.m. or the King and Bradner area between 10:45 and 11:45 p.m. are asked to contact police at 604-859-5225 or text 222973. They can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or

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