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Police seeking information on latest arson investigation

Police are currently investigating an early-morning arson.

Just before 2 a.m. on May 11, the Prince George RCMP responded to reports of a fire coming from a new townhouse complex on the 2500 block of Oak Street. Frontline members attended the area and could see a package on the rear door of one of the units, which appeared to be where the fire was coming from.

Prince George Fire Rescue Services attended the complex and extinguished the fire, noting that the fire was contained to the exterior of the building. As the units are currently under construction, investigators are treating this as an act of arson. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest this is related to other, current fire investigations.

“Frontline members spoke to people who were in the area that night and the Investigative Services Team later canvassed houses in the area for surveillance,” said Const. Jennifer Cooper of the Prince George RCMP. “Police are asking that anyone who has not been spoken to or was in the area of Oak Street and Diefenbaker Drive on the night of May 11th, between midnight and 3 a.m., contact police if they witnessed anything suspicious or that may be related to this investigation. Anyone driving in the area who may have dashcam footage from that timeframe is also asked to contact police.”

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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