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Five youths facing arson charges related to October blaze

Northern Rockies RCMP have identified five young offenders they believe to be responsible for a structure fire in October that caused $600,000 in damages and left six residents unemployed. It was the early morning hours of Oct.
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Northern Rockies RCMP have identified five young offenders they believe to be responsible for a structure fire in October that caused $600,000 in damages and left six residents unemployed.

It was the early morning hours of Oct. 7, 2015, when the Northern Rockies Fire Department and RCMP responded to the fire at The Bargain! Shop on Liard Street.

The blaze was determined from the outset to have been caused by arson, according to an RCMP press release.

With the help of Crime Stoppers tips and the Fort Nelson public, RCMP’s months-long investigation has resulted in the identification of four young offender males and one young offender female, all from Fort Nelson. All face arson charges.

As all the suspects are youths, their names cannot be released to the public.

RCMP is not releasing the ages of the youth at this time.

peacereporter@ahnfsj.ca