Peace River RCMP are investigating three suspicious fires that occurred in Peace River.
On May 18, 2023 at 2:22 a.m. RCMP and Peace River Fire responded to a grass fire on near Highway 2 and 100 Ave. Later at 8:05 a.m., they responded to a fire at a business on 93 Street. A porta-potty had been set on fire. Then again 2:58 a.m., RCMP and Peace River Fire responded to a grass fire on near the Peace River High School.
All the fires were extinguished and no injuries were reported.
Incidents like these only serve to put unnecessary strain on our first responders while threatening the safety of our communities. All three of these incidents are actively being investigated, and we want to assure the community that charges will be sought against offending individuals where applicable. Peace River RCMP continue to emphasise that importance of fire safety and following the fire bans during these times. Parents and guardians of children or young adults are encouraged to ensure matches and lighters are stored in a safe place, and to have a discussion about the importance of fire safety.
Peace River RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying those responsible for these incidents. If you have any information regarding any of these incidents, please call the Peace River RCMP at 780-624-6677 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.