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Lake Country wildfire may have been human-caused

Police say the wildfire that sparked on Monday, July 3 may have been human caused.
July 06, 2017 - 2:37 PM

LAKE COUNTRY – Police are looking for witnesses or anyone with information about a wildfire that started in a Lake Country ditch earlier this week.

Investigators have evidence that shows the fire on Carrs Landing Road on Monday, July 3 at around 1 a.m. may have been human caused, according to an RCMP release.

A resident called in the fire and fought the fire himself while he waited for crews to arrive, police say. Firefighters quickly snuffed out the blaze.

RCMP are investigating alongside the B.C. Wildfire Service.

If you witnessed the fire or you have please contact the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) with keyword: ktown.

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