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Tragic fire on Burden Street in Prince George…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: The Prince George RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit is currently investigating an arson that resulted in one death.

On Saturday, December 25, 2021, just before noon, Frontline members from the Prince George RCMP responded to a complaint of a residential fire on the 600 block of Burden Street. The investigation quickly determined it was the result of arson. This residence and its occupants are well known to police.

While at the residence Prince George Fire and Rescue Services discovered human remains inside the house. The Prince George RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit is currently investigating this matter as a homicide. Police are confident this was a targeted event and that there is no risk to the public.

Fire destroys a home on the 600 block of Burden Street on Christmas day.

“We are saddened that such a tragic loss of life occurred on Christmas Day. Investigators wish to speak with anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious around the noon hour on December 25 that relates to this matter. If there is anyone in the area with video surveillance or dash cam footage from between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., please call 250-561-3300 to speak with police. Quote file number 2021-50135,” states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, media spokesperson for 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.

Released by Prince George RCMP

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