Two trailers at the Stonecliff Properties trailer park burned early Thursday morning. Photo by Shannon Lough

UPDATE: Trailer park fire in Port Edward considered suspicious

Two empty trailers caught fire this morning on Stonecliff Properties land

Prince Rupert RCMP are calling the fire in the empty trailer park in Port Edward suspicious, after they examined the scene with the Port Edward Fire Department.

The volunteer fire crew responded to the fire in the trailer court on Alder Avenue at approximately 4:30 a.m., states the RCMP press release.

At 5 a.m. Megan MacDonald received a message that the trailer she used to live in was on fire.

Shortly after, a second trailer caught fire, and both of the empty homes burned early Thursday morning, June 15 in Port Edward.

The volunteer Port Edward Fire Department was on the scene along with Prince Rupert RCMP officers.

“Another trailer burnt in April,” MacDonald said.

The Stonecliff Properties trailer park in Port Edward has been vacant since the owner served eviction notices to tenants in December 2015.

The property owner has been tied up in litigation in the Provincial Supreme Court after evicting the tenants and the company can’t do anything with the trailers until the legal process is complete.

Prince Rupert RCMP are asking if anyone from the public has information to contact them at 250-627-0700 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Two trailers at the Stonecliff Properties trailer park burned early Thursday morning. Photo by Shannon Lough

Megan MacDonald spotted the fire early Thursday morning. Photo submitted

The abandoned Stonecliff Properties trailer park in Port Edward. Photo by Shannon Lough

The abandoned Stonecliff Properties trailer park in Port Edward. Photo by Shannon Lough

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