A fire destroys two abandoned houses in Merritt


2024-06-17 10:54 PDT

File # 2024-2777

The Merritt RCMP are seeking any information and video pertaining to a structure fire that destroyed two abandoned houses off Midday Valley Road.

On June 17, 2024, shortly after 2am, Merritt Front Line Officers were called to a structure fire at an abandoned house off Midday Valley Road in Merritt. The fire quickly spread to another abandoned house next door, engulfing both buildings in flames. Due to the quick response of the Merritt Fire Department, both fires were held before they spread to a third abandoned building next door.  

Merritt Fire Firefighters putting out a fire at an abandoned structure off of Midday Valley Road.

"A witness observed a dark pick up truck pull up to the structures shortly before 2am" says S/Sgt. Josh Roda. "A few minutes later the structure was on fire and the pick up truck fled the area at a high rate of speed. We would like to identify and speak with the occupant of the truck to determine what may have occurred." 

Police are asking anyone with information or anyone person or business that may have video of the dark pick up truck driving toward or away from the area, to call the Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262.  

Released by:

S/Sgt. J. Roda
Detachment Commander
Merritt RCMP
2999 Voght Street, Merritt, BC V1K 1G9
Office: 250-378-4262
Fax: 250-315-4611

Email: joshua.roda@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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