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Kamloops RCMP seek teen suspected of starting grass fire

May 14, 2019 - 2:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - Kamloops police are seeking the identity of a youth who appears to have intentionally started a grass fire on the North Shore yesterday.

RCMP say a witness reported seeing a teenage boy start a fire in the grass along the Singh Street sidewalk south of Greenfield Avenue at around 5:20 p.m. yesterday, May 13, and then run away.

Kamloops Fire Rescue put out the fire, which was contained to the grass along the sidewalk, according to an RCMP media release. There was no damage to other property.

The suspect is described as wearing a black baseball cap, black tank top and grey sweatpants. The boy was carrying a black backpack.

“Fire season has started," Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in the release. “Any spark, whether intentional or not, can cause extreme damage to property and endanger the lives of people and animals. Everyone should be extremely careful and report any suspicious activity.”

If you can identify the suspect contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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