Salmo RCMP foil potential arson

Salmo RCMP managed to douse a possible arson in progress Sunday before it left a commercial building up in smoke.

  • Mar. 7, 2012 6:00 a.m.

Salmo RCMP managed to douse a possible arson in progress Sunday before it left a commercial building up in smoke.

At approximately 10 p.m., police and the Kootenay Boundary Police Dog Service arrived at the building located in the 400 block of Davies Avenue.

“Investigation revealed (an) unknown suspect(s) ignited an item on the wooden ledge of the building and fled from the scene,” Cpl. Barry Graham of the Salmo RCMP noted in a news release. “Luckily the item was seen by a Salmo resident and was quickly removed from the building before the flames spread.”

This investigation remains ongoing while this building was also the target of mischief last month when windows were broken out.  It is unknown at this time if the incidents are related, said Graham.

Anyone with information on this or other crimes are asked to call the Salmo RCMP detachment at 250-357-2212 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.