Chilliwack RCMP are investigating a potential case of arson that happened in the early hours of Oct. 7.
Around 1:30 a.m. police were called out to a structure fire in the 9700 block of Harrison Street. The Chilliwack Fire Department doused the blaze, limiting damage to the rear exterior wall and roof of a vacant house.
RCMP and Fire Department investigators quickly determined the source of the fire was suspicious and secured the premises. They have since gathered evidence and continue to canvas neighbours as they pursue their investigation.
“No one was injured fighting the fire. Police are working with the Chilliwack Fire Department to determine whether the fire was targeted and if it is, whether it may be linked to other suspicious fires we have had in the area,” said RCMP Cpl. Mike Rail.
Police ask anyone with any information to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).