Public’s help requested in Spatsum fire investigation

Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may know the person(s) responsible for the fire

Kamloops Fire Centre

KAMLOOPS – The Wildfire Management Branch and the B.C. Conservation Officer Service are seeking the public’s assistance in finding the person or persons responsible for the Spatsum Creek wildfire south of Ashcroft.

An investigation has determined that the fire was caused by a person, but it is unknown if the fire was intentionally set or accidental in nature. Investigators are encouraged by the tips they have received from the public during the course of the investigation, and they continue to gather information.

Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may know the person(s) responsible for the fire or anyone who observed people or vehicles near the site where the fire started on April 27, 2013, between 1 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Reports can be submitted by calling the Conservation Officer Service’s 24-hour reporting line at 1 877 952-RAPP (7277) or online at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/cos/rapp/rapp.html

Reports can be anonymous.

This person-caused fire serves as a reminder for people to remain vigilant during the current heat wave, as the Fire Danger Rating climbs from “moderate” to “high” in some areas of the Kamloops Fire Centre. Please report all wildfires by calling *5555 on a cellphone or 1-800 663-5555 toll-free.

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