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Arson charges laid in connection to 2014 wildfire near Lytton

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RCMP have arrested a 47-year-old Lytton man in connection to a 1,500 hectare fire that forced dozens of evacuations.

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The Botanie Valley Wildfire spread quickly, scorching Crown lands, Lytton First Nation lands as well as private assets belonging to several property owners.

The arrest was made on February 6 in partnership with the BC Wildfire Service.

The man’s first appearance is scheduled for April 4, 2017 in Lillooet Provincial Court.

 

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