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RCMP investigating arsons

Sunshine Coast RCMP
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Sunshine Coast RCMP is currently investigating three fires that occurred within an eight-hour period last Saturday, between midnight and 8 a.m.

According to RCMP, the first fire occurred shortly after midnight outside of the Lighthouse Pub in Sechelt, when the Sechelt fire department was dispatched to a car fire in the parking lot.

“Police arrived on scene and were able to conclude that the fire had been deliberately set. Security footage has been seized and the investigation is ongoing,” said Cpl. Steve Chubey.

At approximately 1:40 a.m., Gibsons fire department requested police attendance after they had received a report that someone had thrown a Molotov cocktail in the middle of the street, near the 400 block of Mahan Road.

“A broken bottle was discovered on the roadway with burn marks surrounding it. The investigation is ongoing,” said Chubey.

At approximately 8 a.m., Sechelt fire department again requested police attendance as several burning logs were discovered on Mission Point Park, in Wilson Creek.

“It appeared that the logs had been deliberately set using an accelerant at four separate locations on the beach. The investigation is ongoing,” he said. “RCMP cannot confirm at this point if the three fires are related, however are not ruling it out, based on the narrow time frame of which they occurred.”

RCMP is asking anyone with information on any of these three fires to call RCMP at 604-885-2266 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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