by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday March 13 2023
On March 13, at 3:25 a.m., Golden RCMP received multiple alarms from the BC Provincial Courthouse in Golden, according to RCMP Cpl. James Grandy.
"Frontline officers attended and observed the building to be on fire." Grandy said.
"Shortly thereafter, the Golden Fire Department arrived, and in their attempt to fight the fire, one of their firefighters was injured. The firefighter was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
"Fire crews continued to battle the fire for several hours. There was no indication of anyone having been inside the building, or any other injuries having been sustained.
"Early observations point to it as being a purposeful arson.
"The area will remain cordoned off while Fire crews continue efforts to contain the fire, and investigators examine the scene.
"Further information may be released at a later time when investigators are able to enter the building safely.
"If you have any information, you’re encouraged to contact the Golden RCMP Detachment, 250-344-2221."