Sicamous firefighters responded quickly to contain a fire at a residence under construction on Temple Street.

Sicamous RCMP treat residential construction fire as arson

Police seek information from public on Temple Street fire.

Sicamous RCMP are treating a residential construction fire on Temple Street as arson, and are asking the public for information.

On Thursday, Sept. 22, around 10 a.m., Sicamous firefighters responded to a report of a fire inside a new house under construction on Temple.

Sgt. Murray McNeil said the fire department quickly extinguished the flames which were contained in the home’s garage.

“Sicamous RCMP attended as the cause of the fire was determined to be arson,” said McNeil.

The sergeant said the fire was discovered by an off-duty Sicamous firefighter, and he credited the fire department for their actions.

“The building only suffered minor damage due to the quick response of the fire department,” said McNeil.

Sicamous RCMP are asking anyone with information on the person or persons responsible for this arson to contact the detachment at 250-836-2878. Information can also be reported anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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