Firebug sets six fires in Maple Ridge on Sunday

Police are looking for a suspect after six fires started early Sunday. Just after 2:40 a.m., someone set a garbage can on fire...

  • Jun. 2, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Police are looking for a suspect after six fires started early Sunday.

Just after 2:40 a.m., someone set a garbage can on fire at the Maple Meadows West Coast Express station on Dunn Avenue.

Minutes later, three more garbage cans were set ablaze, all at bus stops on Dewdney Trunk Road between 201st and 203rd streets.

Then at about 3:30 a.m., the entrance to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Laity Street and Wicklund Avenue was set on fire.

Finally, a garbage can lit was set alight at Maple Ridge Square mall at 224th Street and Dewdney Trunk Road.

Police say the fires were started using the materials inside the garbage containers.

There were no injuries and the only damage was to the doors of the church and the garbage containers.

Ridge Meadows RCMP and the Maple Ridge Fire Department are working to recover evidence that could identify any suspects.

“Anytime we have multiple set fires, police are concerned. These incidents will be thoroughly investigated, and investigators are hopeful a suspect, or suspects, will soon be identified,” said Const. Amanda Harnett.


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