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Kamloops RCMP have identified suspect after suspicious grassfires

One of two grassfires Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021 that Kamloops RCMP say were suspicious.
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August 12, 2021 - 2:22 PM

A pair of grassfires on Columbia Street yesterday afternoon have RCMP investigators asking for the public’s help.

Officers were called to a grassfire in the 300 block of Columbia Street in Kamloops at around 3:30 p.m. yesterday, Aug. 11, and 35 minutes later a second grassfire was reported on Columbia Street West, according to an RCMP media release.

Both fires were extinguished quickly by Kamloops firefighters.

RCMP say a suspect has been identified and the fires are being investigated.

Investigators are asking drivers in the area of Columbia Street and 3 Street, and Columbia Street West to Sahali Terrace, between 3 and 4:30 p.m. to check their dash cam video to see if there is anything that could help with the investigation.

“If you saw anything or captured video of anyone lighting a fire or behaving suspiciously, maybe leaving an area quickly, please let us know,” Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Const. Crystal Evelyn said in the release.

Call the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file number 2021-27842 if you have any information about this investigation and have not yet spoken with police.

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