Arson fire causes damage to under construction townhouse complex on Oak Street…
PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Police are asking for the public’s help with another arson fire…
Police say just before 2:00 AM on May 11, 2021, 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.
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 3:00 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, states Cst. Jennifer Cooper of the Prince George RCMP.
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 http://www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca