An excavator was spotted on fire at Roosevelt Park in Prince Rupert on Sept. 1, 2018. (Alex Morrison / Facebook)

Suspicious fire at Roosevelt Elementary school

Excavator found on fire on Sept. 1 in Prince Rupert resulting in more than $5,000 in damages

The Prince Rupert Fire Department is calling a fire at Roosevelt Park Elementary School over the long weekend suspicious.

Fire chief Dave Mckenzie said his crew was called to a report of a fire at 7 a.m. on Sept. 1. A small excavator was on fire near the playground, where it was putting a new pathway in. Mckenzie said they were able to extinguish the fire, and added that it caused more than $5,000 worth of damage.

Prince Rupert RCMP were also on scene, and the incident is still under investigation.

Read Prince Rupert RCMP briefs here.



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