UPDATE – #NorthVancouver Fire has located a 3rd arson fire and is requesting another fire crew to walk the entire creek to search for more.
— ScanBC (@ScanBC) July 9, 2015
The three fires were reported around 5 p.m. along the Hastings Creek Trail while crews were still responding to the first 11 fires. They were set only 200 metres from the original site.
“They were just south along the same creek paths of the fires we had dealt with in the morning. So there was three more just before the creek intersected with Lynn Creek,” says North Vancouver assistant fire chief Mike Cairns.
All of the fires were doused quickly and there was no damage, thanks to the vigilant efforts of local residents.
North Vancouver Fire and RCMP are working quickly to determine who is responsible for the numerous fires. “Arson is a criminal offence, and the North Vancouver RCMP is taking this investigation very seriously,” said Operations Officer, Insp. Jennifer Hyland. “With the extremely hot dry conditions we are experiencing right now, public safety is paramount for everyone!”
Anyone with information about these fires is asked to contact the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311.
— DNV Fire Department (@DNVFRS) July 9, 2015