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RCMP investigating several suspicious fires in Peace River

Peace River RCMP is investigating three suspicious fires they responded to in the city in the early hours of May 18th.

According to officials, RCMP and Peace River Fire responded to the first call at 2:22 a.m. Thursday morning, which was a grass fire on Highway 2 and 100 Ave. Crews responded to the second call, a grass fire near the Peace River Highschool, at 2:58 a.m. and finally responded to a business on 93rd Street where a porta-potty had been set on fire at 8:05 a.m. According to police, all the fires were extinguished and there were no injuries reported.

“Incidents like these only serve to put unnecessary strain on our first responders while threatening the safety of our communities,” Peace River RCMP says in a release. “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.”

The statement goes on to encourage parents and guardians of children or young adults to ensure matches and lighters are stored in a safe place and talk to them about the importance of fire safety.

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RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying those responsible for these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call the Peace River RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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