It was a very busy night for the Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department as they attended several suspicious fires.
Fire Chief Sylvain Gauthier says there were six in total within a 12 hour period…
“Sometime around 10-30, 11 o’clock last night we had a vehicle fire on Doherty Drive. As we were fighting that fire we received a call regarding a dumpster fire at Save-on Foods and at about midnight, 1 o’clock in the morning we got a third a third call for a dumpster fire right behind Tim Horton’s downtown by Granville’s. And at 6 o’clock this morning we had another fire at the corner of Mclean and Reid Street and as we finished fighting that fire, which was also a little dumpster fire, a garbage fire, we got the call that there was smoke from another dumpster fire right by Dairy Queen.”
Gauthier says fortunately no one was hurt.
He confirms that they believe that they were deliberately set and that the RCMP are now assisting in their investigation.