Photograph taken by RCMP which shows the fire scene alongside Carr’s Landing Road in Lake Country. - Image Credit: Lake Country RCMP Photograph taken by RCMP which shows the fire scene alongside Carr’s Landing Road in Lake Country. - Image Credit: Lake Country RCMP

Wildfire sparks in ditch

Police believe Carr’s Landing roadside fire was human caused

Lake Country RCMP continue to investigate a fire that sparked early Monday morning in Carr’s Landing.

On July 3 shortly after 1 a.m., the RCMP and the Lake Country Fire Department were a wildfire in the 2700 block of Carrs Landing Road.

A nearby resident told police that he smelt smoke and exited his home to investigate.

After spotting the fire, he called 911 and then grabbed tools to battle the blaze himself.

“Firefighters with the Lake Country Volunteer Fire Department worked quickly to build fire guards and get the blaze under control, before it spread into the dry forest or nearby homes,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

The blaze was estimated to be less than a hectare in size and is currently under investigating.

Police believe that the fire quickly spread from its point of origin, which was in the ditch parallel to the east side of the roadway.

“RCMP investigators continue to work closely with investigators with the B.C. Wildfire Service,” said O’Donaghey.

“RCMP have seized evidence from the scene, which suggest that the fire may have been human caused.”

If you witnessed the incident or you have any information that may be of assistance to police, you are asked to contact the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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