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Three arson fires in three days in Prince George

The Prince George RCMP have been called to investigate the third suspicious fire in as many days.

On Friday December 9, at approximately 4:15 a.m., the Prince George RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious fire on Michael Road near North Nechako Road. A vehicle parked in a carport and the carport itself was damaged by the fire before being extinguished.  No one was hurt. 

A police arson investigator and the forensic identification section attended the scene this morning.  The investigation has led police to believe the fire was incendiary in nature and is therefore being treated as arson. 

 This fire is the third that has occurred in the early hours of each of the last three days.

On Thursday, December 8, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the Prince George RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious fire on Nixon Crescent off Killarney Drive.  A vehicle and carport suffered extensive damage. A police arson investigator and the forensic identification section attended the scene.  Although the fire is suspicious, the cause is still undetermined.  No one was hurt.

At approximately 2 a.m. on Wednesday December 7, the the Prince George RCMP responded to a report of a residential fire on the 1200 block of Johnson Street.  The fire was extinguished and no one was hurt.  A police arson investigator and the forensic identification section attended the scene.  The investigation has led police to believe the fire was incendiary in nature and is therefore being treated as arson.  The investigation is in the beginning stages. 

All three of these investigations are in the beginning stages.

 The Prince George RCMP are concerned about this recent string of fires and are asking residents to report suspicious activity to police immediately. 

“These fires have occurred within a short period of time and have similar circumstances,” said Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP.  “We are confident that someone has information that can further this investigation.  We are asking them to call us.”

 If you have any information about any of these fires or who may be responsible, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.  If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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