Three children accused of sparking blaze at southern Interior elementary school

A pile of burnt debris outside a classroom at South Broadview Elementary school in Salmon Arm, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. RCMP say three youngsters, aged six, eight and ten, are suspected of setting the fire.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/Megan Turcato (with permission)

SALMON ARM - Firefighters in Salmon Arm made quick work of an early morning arson fire in a school in that Shuswap-area city, but officials are still stunned by the trio alleged to have started the blaze.

RCMP say three youngsters, aged six, eight and 10, were picked up a short time after flames were reported at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Mounties aren't saying what, if any, action might be taken against the children because they are all too young to face formal charges.

An alarm alerted crews to the fire in a classroom at South Broadview Elementary.

A window had been smashed and burning material had been tossed inside.

Damage was limited to the single classroom.

Inside the classroom damaged by an arson fire at South Broadview Elementary in Salmon Arm.
Inside the classroom damaged by an arson fire at South Broadview Elementary in Salmon Arm.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/Megan Turcato (with permission)

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