Three vehicles were found ablaze at 3 a.m. on Thursday morning

Three vehicles found ablaze in suspected arson

Three vehicles that were parked at the Metlakatla Ferry Dock were found ablaze at 3 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Three vehicles that were parked at the Metlakatla Ferry Dock were found ablaze at 3 a.m. on Thursday morning.

The Prince Rupert RCMP and fire department were called to the scene and found “two vehicles sustained damage beyond repair while the third sustained extensive heat damage,” stated a press release from Sergeant Dave Uppal.

Police are treating the fire as suspicious. The Metlakatla First Nation is offering a $1,000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest of the person or people responsible for the fire.

One of the irreparable vehicles was a van that belonged to a Metlakatla elder.

“The Metlakatla First Nation takes this and other acts of vandalism around the Metlakata Ferry Dock very seriously,” stated a press release from the Metlakatla First Nation.

This isn’t the first time there was mischief at the Metlakatla Ferry dock. On Oct. 24, 2015 there were six vehicles vandalized between the hours of 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. The damage was estimated to be over $10,000.

“It is reported that four males and two females were in the area at the time and are considered to be of interest,” the RCMP press release stated.

Anyone with information about this fire is asked to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-627-0700 or Crimestoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477.

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