Update – BC RCMP investigation into the Lytton fire remains active and ongoing

Lytton, Major Crimes Unit

2021-10-14 12:00 PDT

Information update

The BC RCMP Investigation into the fire, that impacted the Village of Lytton and neighbouring Indigenous communities on June 30, 2021, remains active and is progressing. The police investigation continues to assess if there is possible criminality and we are mindful of the other investigations that are focussed on determining the cause and origin and looking at compliance or regulatory impacts.

The RCMP is aware of the Transportation Safety Board’s investigative findings (released on Thursday October 14, 2021) and we continue to advance our investigation, while also working closely with the BC Wildfire Service.

Significant progress has been made in investigation with respect to witness statements, interviews and the collection of both physical and digital forensic evidence that continues to be analyzed. The RCMP does not have a timeline on how much longer the investigation will take, however it remains a priority and we continue to work on the outstanding tasks. The RCMP respects the importance of completing a thorough and comprehensive investigation, given the devastating impacts.

Just a reminder that anyone who has not yet spoken to police and may have information is asked to please call Southeast District RCMP Tip/Information line at 250-470-6222.

Link to previous release - Update on the investigations related to the Lytton fire

Released by:

Dawn Roberts
Director in charge - BC RCMP Communications

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