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observant apartment resident helps avoid a potentially bad situation

For the second time this week the Williams lake fire department were called out in the early hours of the morning to a suspicious fire.

“A resident in the apartments on second avenue noticed smoke coming from the basement of one of the buildings,” says Fire Chief Des Webster.

“When he went downstairs he heard an outside door slam and as he walked into the hallway he could see that the mailboxes had been broken into, lots of paper and debris were thrown on the floor and the people who did this tried to light some of the paper on fire”.

Webster said fortunately the fire didn’t go very far and that there was very little damage however they did have to ventilate the basement floor as there was still quite a bit of smoke.

Williams Lake RCMP were also on the scene and are investigating the incident as arson. Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250 392-6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800-222-8477.

 

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