A member on patrol at approximately 12:35 on Sunday observed smoke in the residential area and upon arrival to the scene noted that Prince Rupert Fire Rescue was already on the scene, dealing with both a house fire and a fully engulfed boat on a trailer.
The RCMP believe that both fires were deliberately set and are associated with each other.
No one was injured in the residence, as it's reported that no one was home at the time, however a dog inside the house had to be attended to by Fire Rescue personnel.
|Prince Rupert Fire Rescue and the RCMP attended to a fire
in the 1600 block of 11th Avenue East in the early hours of Sunday morning
More background on the incident can be found from this media release from the Prince Rupert RCMP.
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