The Cochrane RCMP is investigating a suspicious fire that took place in Cochrane earlier this month.

On October 8, The Cochrane RCMP and Cochrane Fire Services responded to a structure fire North of River Heights Drive in Cochrane's Riversong community.

A residence and the grass next to it had caught fire. The house was abandoned and no one was in it at the time of the fire.

Once the fire was extinguished, an investigator from Cochrane Fire Services conducted a preliminary assessment of the scene at which time determined the fire to be of suspicious nature.

The Cochrane RCMP and Cochrane Fire Services are working together to identify the cause and origin of the fire.

Both agencies are requesting the public's assistance in gathering any information pertaining to this location and any suspicious activity in the surrounding areas.

If you have information about this incident you are asked to contact The Cochrane RCMP, and if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers.