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Lake Country police asking for public’s help in arson investigation

Lake Country RCMP say evidence gathered to date revealed arson to be the cause of this mobile home fire on Wednesday night. Submitted

A fire that destroyed a trailer in Lake Country earlier this week was arson-caused, and now police are asking for public assistance.

The trailer went up in flames on Wednesday night, shortly after 9 p.m., following reports of fire along the 14800 block of Pelmewash Parkway.

Police say when officers arrived, the Lake Country Fire Department was already on scene, battling the fully engulfed trailer.

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On Friday, police said evidence gathered to date revealed arson to be the fire’s cause, adding it was not a random act.

“A black SUV was seen fleeing the area at the time of the fire,” said RCMP Cpl. Meghan Foster.

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“Investigators are working to identify this vehicle and the driver. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.”

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Police say investigators will be in the area throughout the next few days, canvassing for video and looking for witnesses.

The RCMP added the property owner was out of town at the time of the fire, and that no one was hurt.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident contact the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.