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Keremeos RCMP looking for arson suspects after fire at Red Bridge

FILE PHOTO - The historic Red Bridge crossing the Similkameen River near Keremeos was one of five covered bridges being commemorated in a new stamps series by Canada Post and can be seen in this submitted photo.
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August 16, 2021 - 11:12 AM

Keremeos RCMP are looking for tips following an arson fire at the Red Bridge over a week ago.

The Keremeos Fire Department arrived at the Red Bridge on Ashnola Road at around 1 p.m., Aug. 5, and put the flames out before they could cause significant damage, according to an RCMP media release.

Witnesses told police two men were spotted at the bridge shortly before the fire broke out. They were driving a white car – either a Pontiac Sunfire or Chevrolet Cavalier – which they exited before walking into the bridge.

They both returned to the car shortly after and drove away.

“Moments later, smoke was observed coming from the bridge,” RCMP said in the release.

RCMP describe the driver as a short Aboriginal man in his mid 20s who was wearing a dark shirt. Police said the passenger, also in his early 20s, is tall and thin, was wearing a light brown hoodie sweater, and possibly has neck and facial tattoos.

If you witnessed this incident, or have any other information, you’re asked to call the Keremeos RCMP at 250-499-5511.

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