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Arson suspected for five fires in Vanderhoof

First suspicious fire in April this year with the latest in September says RCMP

Vanderhoof RCMP are currently investigating five separate structural fires believed to be suspicious.

The first suspicious fire was reported on April 11, 2019 with the most recent one to be reported on Sept. 26, 2019.

Police believe that all fires are related.

The suspect for the fires is in custody and is pending court appearance, as per an Oct. 4 news release.

“Evidence suggest that all fires were deliberately set. While property was all that was destroyed, things could have been much worse,” said Cpl Wade Harvey of the Vanderhoof RCMP.

The fire on Sept. 26 that burned a camper trailer in Vanderhoof is one of the suspicious fires the police are alluding to.

READ MORE: Fire burns down house in Vanderhoof

Sgt. Rodney Guthrie of the Vanderhoof RCMP said, the fire on Sept. 26 started in the camper trailer parked in the back yard and spread to the residence before it could be extinguished.

No one was injured due to these fires, he added.

A youth from Vanderhoof has been arrested and charged with five counts of Arson and remains in custody pending his next court appearance, Guthrie said.

The youth cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. (YCJA)

The investigation is ongoing and police would like to speak with anyone who may have information on these arson’s. Call the Vanderhoof RCMP at 250 567-2222 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477.

Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

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