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Prince Rupert vehicle fire update

Photo Credit Darlene Langille

Photo Credit Darlene Langille

The Prince Rupert RCMP is investigating a number of car fires over the recent weeks.

Early this morning at approximately 4:50am the Mounties were called to a vehicle fire at the Four Winds apartments in the 1700 block of Kootenay Avenue.

The police found a vehicle engulfed in flames in the underground parking lot of the apartment complex, and the Prince Rupert Fire Department was called in to battle the fire.

As a precaution, the apartment complex was also evacuated.

Constable Matt Ericson of the Prince Rupert RCMP says the fire is considered suspicious at this stage of the investigation.

He says while there have been a number of vehicle fires in the area, it’s still too early to speculate if they were caused by the same person, or group of people, but he adds the fires do appear to share similarities.

Police are asking the community to report any suspicious activity.

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