Lake Country fire officials turn suspicious fires investigation over to RCMP

Two different fires on Lang Court last week, now in the hands of the RCMP

The Lake Country Fire Department has completed its investigation of two suspicious fires in the municipality last Friday and have turned the investigation over to the RCMP.

The fires took place in the early morning hours of April 4 on Lang Court in Lake Country.

Lake Country fire officials say there were two separate fires, one in a hedge in front of a residence on Lang Court and the second which engulfed a motorhome and a different house, also on Lang Court.

The department calls the hedge fire highly suspicious and also said it has ruled out electrical and mechanical causes of the second fire that is also suspicious. Both investigations have been taken over to the RCMP.

The fire department investigation pinpointed the origin of the second fire as starting at the front of the motorhome.

“The cause and origin investigation was able to determine a very specific fire area of origin at the front of the motorhome; this investigation was concluded (Monday) night,” stated the release from the LCFD. “No mechanical cause was able to be identified.”

The release also said RCMP have obtained samples from the scene for further testing.

The fires at Lang Court caused an estimated $1 million in damages to the motorhome and the house. It was first reported around 1 a.m. Friday and 18 firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze.

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