RCMP are asking for the public’s help in solving suspicious fires in Grande Prairie
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RCMP are asking for the public’s help in solving suspicious fires in Grande Prairie

The Alberta RCMP Forest Crimes Unit, in conjunction with Alberta Forestry and Parks, is investigating multiple suspicious fires on behalf of the Grande Prairie County and City of Grande Prairie Fire Departments. We are asking for public assistance to obtain information regarding the following events:

Between April 29, 2024 and May 10, 2024, eight suspicious fires were investigated at the Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club. These fires occurred on the golf course property, which has direct access to the Bear Creek trail system. All fires were extinguished by the fire brigade and club patrons.

On May 23, 2024, at approximately 9:18 p.m., a fire was detected along the trail system in South Bear Creek Park. This fire is being treated as suspicious by the Alberta RCMP FCU.

On May 31, 2024, at approximately 12:23 p.m., a fire was reported on Resources Road near the Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club. The Alberta RCMP FCU investigated a suspicious fire and is requesting dash cam footage from May 30, 2024, between 11:00 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on May 31, 2024.

On June 1, 2024, at approximately 12:28 p.m., a second fire was reported on Resources Road near the Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club. The Alberta RCMP FCU is also investigating this suspicious fire and is seeking dashcam footage from May 31, 2024, between 11:00 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on June 1, 2024.

Anyone with information or video related to these incidents is asked to contact Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or their local police. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).