Suspicious fires set in Maple Ridge

Albion neighbourhood targeted, police concerned

  • Oct. 6, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Police and the Maple Ridge Fire Department are investigating four set fires in one night.

The first fire was set on a tire of a trailer parked on 102 Avenue near 241A Street. It did little damage.

Three other fires were set a short distance away on 102nd Ave. and Jackson Road in a span of 45 minutes, between 4 a.m. and 4:45 a.m.

One blaze was lit on a porch of a house while the residents were asleep. It was doused by sprinklers before the flames could spread.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said damage to the home was kept under control by the quick actions of the home owners, neighbours and Maple Ridge Fire Department.

Police have few leads to follow and are asking residents for their help.

If you see any suspicious activity or people in the neighbourhood, call police.

The fire department also reminds homeowners to move recycling or flammable materials away from their houses and store it in a safe place.

• Anyone with information is asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251.