Police investigating fire on Spruce Avenue

Kamloops City

2024-03-28 15:14 PDT

File # 2024-9020

The Kamloops RCMP Detachment is looking for suspects and video after a North Shore resident woke up to a fire on their deck this morning.

Just after 4:15 a.m., today, Thursday March 28, 2024, Kamloops police were called to the 200-block of Spruce Avenue, where a person had heard a loud banging outside, then discovered a fire on their deck.

The resident was able to quickly put out the fire with an extinguisher, then call police after locating what was described as a molotov cocktail, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP Detachment spokesperson. Luckily, no one was injured during this concerning incident, although there was some damage to the house’s deck and exterior.

Multiple police officers attended the area, including the Police Dog Service Unit and a Kamloops RCMP Detachment fire investigator. Several similar incendiary devices were located in the yard and the alley it backs onto.

Investigators are asking anyone in the area, including those who live on streets neighbouring the alleyway, to please check their security and dash camera video to see if it captured any movement that could be related to this incident, said Cpl. Evelyn.

Those who witnessed or have information are asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2024-9020.

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Cpl. Crystal Evelyn
Media Relations Officer
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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