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RCMP plea for public information on Marsh Creek arson fires

Police are urging anyone with information about a series of arson fires to come forward.

Over the August long weekend, the Trail and Greater District RCMP and Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue responded to a series of what they believe to be deliberately set fires in the area of Marsh Creek Road in Fruitvale, BC.

Crews responded to fires in that general area on July 31 at 5:07 p.m., on Aug. 1, at 4:45 p.m., and on Aug. 2, at 6:26 p.m.

Trail and Greater District RCMP is leading a criminal investigation into the suspicious fires in partnership with Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue and provincial wildfire investigators.

Trail RCMP is urging the general public to report on any and all suspicious people, activities and vehicles in the area. The public can contact the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment directly at 250-364-2566, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 if they wish to remain anonymous or 911 if it is a crime in progress.