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Suspicious fire causes roughly $10,000 damage

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
September 3rd, 2014

Police are investigating a suspicious fire found in the Toyota parking lot Friday evening.

Deputy fire chief Sam Lattanzio, who was first on scene, said the call came in at about 10:12 p.m., advising authorities there was what appeared to be a brush or dumpster fire.

“There was a brush fire in the northwest corner of the lot, near a truck, a plough and a canopy,” he said, adding crews extinguished the fire in a matter of minutes.

The fire did, though, cause about $10,000 damage, and Lattanzio said it’s being treated as suspicious.

“You don’t typically have a fire like that start for no reason,” he said.

Castlegar RCMP have taken over the file and are investigating.

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