Suspicious vehicle fires investigated

Police are investigating after Fort St. John firefighters were called out to a series of vehicle fires and one structure fire early Tuesday morning.

The first call came in at 12 a.m. for a structure fire at in a bathroom on 118 Avenue, with the fire contained to the room.

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A second call came in a 12:10 a.m. for a vehicle fire at 104 Avenue. Crews were able to quickly contain the fire.

A third call came at 12:27 a.m. where an SUV, RV, and another vehicle were found ablaze on 115 Avenue.  A nearby house suffered exterior damage from the heat of the burning vehicles.

No one was injured in any of the fires. Owners on 115 Avenue say they're lucky the house didn't catch fire, and are waiting to hear more details on who committed the arson. 

The vehicle fires were deemed suspicious and are under RCMP investigation, confirmed Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Simpson.

115 Ave
Source: Tom Summer
115 Ave
Source: Tom Summer

Email reporter Tom Summer at tsummer@ahnfsj.ca

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