Prince George RCMP are concerned after three suspicious fires occurred three days in a row.
On Wednesday at approximately 2 a.m., the Prince George RCMP responded to a residential fire on the 1200 block of Johnson Street. The investigation led police to believe the fire was incendiary, so it is being treated as Arson.
On Thursday, firefighters from three halls were called to the 2800 block of Nixon Crescent. There, crews found both a pickup truck and a garage on fire. While the truck and garage were gutted, firefighters were able to stop the blaze from spreading to the attached home.
Today, just after 4 a.m., RCMP responded to another fire on Michael Road. A vehicle fire led to a fire in a car port. Corporal Craig Douglass says this case is now also being treated as Arson.
“We are looking into it and we are just as concerned, especially since these three all occurred three nights in a row, and that is highly unusual.”
RCMP have not confirmed if there is a connection between the two Arson cases.
Fire Chief, John Iverson, says it’s not uncommon for accelerant to leave residual evidence behind after the fire has been extinguished.
“If it’s not accidental or a natural fire cause, then we will start looking into it further. There will be different types of evidence that will show up, witness statements and the like, and we just take it from there.”