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Three people found dead at Econo Lodge fire

Three people are dead following a fire at the Econo Lodge in Prince George Wednesday morning.

Just before 9 a.m., the Prince George RCMP and other emergency services received were called out to the scene.

Emergency crews attended the scene and found a portion of the building on fire.  Frontline officers closed off the area to traffic and assisted evacuees while fire crews tackled the blaze. 

At approximately 12:30 p.m., fire personnel located three people deceased inside the building.

Police were advised by fire personnel, that the fire appeared to be suspicious; however the investigation is just beginning and cause has not yet been determined.

The Prince George RCMP’s Serious Crime Section were called in to lead the investigation.

If you have any information about this investigation, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca(English only).  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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