RCMP seek help in suspicious house fire

The Fort St. James RCMP is seeking the public's assistance for information relating to a suspicious residential structure fire.

  • Oct. 14, 2015 7:00 p.m.
The house, the morning of the fire on Oct. 4.

The house, the morning of the fire on Oct. 4.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

The Fort St. James RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance for information relating to a suspicious residential structure fire.

On Sunday October 4, 2015 at 4:18am, off-duty police officers from Fort St. James RCMP were travelling up Highway 27 North.  Flames were observed shooting from a residence at 40 Williams Prairie Road.  The Fort St. James Volunteer Fire Department attended with on-duty officers from the Fort St. James RCMP Detachment.

The house was fully engulfed and could not be saved.  No one was inside the residence at the time and no one was injured.

The property was secured and the Forensic Identification Section from Prince George attended and examined the scene.

At this time, the fire is being treated as suspicious and the Fort St. James RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance if they saw anything or if they have any information about the incident.

Police are specifically asking for any witnesses who may have been driving on Highway 27 (North Road) between 3:00am and 4:18am.

Police are asking for the public to call if they saw any vehicles or pedestrians coming or going from Williams Prairie Road around that time.

If you have any information, please call the Fort St. James RCMP at (250) 996-8269 or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

 

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