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Powell River RCMP investigate fires set in Millennium Trails

Police say fire across from qathet General Hospital was started on purpose

On May 20, Powell River RCMP responded to a call from Powell River Fire Rescue regarding a fire that had been set in Millennium Trails system surrounding Powell River Recreation Complex.

Firefighters located the fire that had been deliberately set in a hollowed out cedar tree near the trailhead across from qathet General Hospital. A second, smaller fire had also been set nearby. 

Photographs, including the one above, were taken by Powell River Fire Rescue prior to a crew successfully extinguishing both fires.

Police are asking anyone with any information about this incident to contact Powell River RCMP at 604.485.6255 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477), or go online to Callers will remain anonymous.

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