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Police investigate suspected arson fire in East Trail

Photo courtesy Trail RCMP.
Police are looking for public tips regarding a suspected arson fire last Saturday.
"On March 28, at 1:38 a.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a report of a suspicious fire that occurred in the 1600 block of McQuarrie Street, in East Trail," said Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. "The fire was extinguished by the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue. The RCMP believe that someone had intentionally set fire to a row of cedar trees on private property. 
"The fire damaged 18 cedar trees and a vehicle.  The fire was believed to have been started approximately 30 minutes prior to police attendance.  No one was injured in the fire. 
He said a suspect has been identified by the RCMP. 
"The Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP would like to speak to anyone who witnessed someone starting the fire in the very early morning hours of Friday, March 28, 2020.  If you have information please contact the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP at (250) 364-2566."