On Oct. 24 at approximately 4 a.m, members of the Prince Rupert RCMP Coastal Unit received a complaint of arson in Kitkatla, British Columbia.
The complainant advised that someone had attempted to set fire to 140 View Street by igniting a fire in the doorway of the building. At the time of the offence, the complainant had been inside the building and they were able to extinguish the fire before any significant damage was caused.
At this stage of the investigation very few leads have been generated, said Const. Matt Ericson, spokesman for the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment. To date, this has been the second arson in the community in less than a year, the first being a fire that set ablaze the Kitkatla Band Office in December 2012,.
Both of these investigations remain priorities of the Coastal Unit and the community of Kitkatla. The RCMP are looking to the community of Prince Rupert and surrounding areas for any information that may assist in either of these investigations.
The Prince Rupert RCMP is asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).