RCMP say cause of Lake Country wildfire suspicious

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LAKE COUNTRY - RCMP are investigating a suspicious fire that started in a gully near a Lake Country subdivision last night.

Lake Country firefighters were called to a secluded area near The Lakes subdivision yesterday, Aug. 30, around 9:15 p.m., according to an RCMP media release.

Firefighters contained the fire and brought it under control before it could spread but investigators decided to return this morning to search for a cause.

Cpl. Tania Carroll says the scene examination has been completed and it’s believed to be human caused.

“We’re currently unable to determine the exact causal factors,” Carroll says in the release. “Investigators are looking at information compiled from previous fire incidents in order to determine whether this most recent fire is associated to previous incidents in any way.”

RCMP urge anyone with information or if you witnessed any suspicious activity in the area and have not yet spoken to police to please contact the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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