Police, fire, investigating Wednesday blaze

Kamloops City

2023-04-19 17:11 PDT

File # 2023-13341

A large grass fire in Strathcona Park this afternoon is being treated as criminal in nature.

On April 19, 2023, around 2:44 p.m., Kamloops Fire and Rescue, Kamloops RCMP officers, and Kamloops Community Service Officers attended the blaze that was visible throughout the city, in the area of Powers Road and Strathcona Terrace.

The Kamloops fire department and BC Wildfire Service did an amazing job extinguishing the fire quickly and preventing it from spreading further, said Kamloops RCMP Superintendent Jeff Pelley. The origin of the fire has been established as a campfire and we’re now conducting a criminal investigation.

Officers remain on scene collecting physical evidence and acquiring statements as part of the investigation. A camp had recently established in the area and police are looking to speak with anyone who may have information related to how the blaze occurred or know who is responsible.

Those with information are asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2023-13341.


Released by

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Office
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: kamloops.rcmp.ca

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