Kamloops RCMP asking for public's help regarding suspicious fire

The Notre Dame Drive Budget Rental Car shop was reduced to near rubble after a fire tore through the building April 14, 2017.

KAMLOOPS - Police are once again asking for the public's help regarding the suspicious fire at Budget Rental Car on Notre Dame Drive earlier this month.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a news release surveillance footage from a nearby business shows several vehicles that drove by Budget Rental Car after the fire started, but before Kamloops Fire Rescue arrived on scene.

RCMP have not released the footage to the public.

A few days after the fire, Greg Willmon with Devon Transport Ltd., which owns the Budget Rental franchise in Sahali, told iNFOnews.ca the surveillance footage from the nearby business also showed a truck backing into the office at 820 Notre Dame Dr. around 3 a.m. on the morning of Friday, April 14 and someone intentionally starting the fire. Willmon said the company plans on tearing the building down and rebuilding.

Shelkie says the RCMP would like to speak with any motorists or other potential witnesses who were on Notre Dame Drive in the early morning hours of April 14.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

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