Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Major Crimes Unit called in to investigate last week's fatal fire in Prince Rupert

Last week's fire which resulted in one fatality has now been deemed suspicious by the Prince Rupert detachment of the RCMP, with the Major Crimes Unit now called in to investigate the March 24th incident.

That fire was reported in the early hours of March 24th, with members of the Prince Rupert Fire-Rescue Department and BC Ambulance Service also attending to the scene.

While they provide few details as to how they believe the fire may be suspicious, the local detachment is now asking for further help from the public as they move forward in their investigation.

Major Crime investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed anything, or anyone suspicious in the neighbourhood 2-3 hours prior to the discovery of the fire to come forward with anything they might have to assist officers in their work.

In recent days, members of the detachment have been seen going door to door along the Sixth Avenue West area making inquiries of residents in the neighbourhood.

If you have any information related to the fatal fire, you are asked to contact the RCMP at 250-624-2136  or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

More on the shift in focus of the investigation can be found here.

For more items related to North West emergency response see our archive page here.

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