Video still from security footage taken that shows a person lighting something on fire and throwing it at a travel trailer in the 9000-block of Garden Avenue on Feb. 4, 2020 in Chilliwack. (RCMP)

Video still from security footage taken that shows a person lighting something on fire and throwing it at a travel trailer in the 9000-block of Garden Avenue on Feb. 4, 2020 in Chilliwack. (RCMP)

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Security footage shows person lighting something on fire then throwing it at trailer

The Chilliwack RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a person caught on security camera lighting a travel trailer on fire last Tuesday.

Video of a person lighting something in his or her hand’s on fire and then throwing it at the trailer was captured by a surveillance camera in the 9000-block of Garden Drive around 5:15 on the morning of Feb. 4, 2020.

Garden Drive is a short street on the north side that runs south from First Avenue, curving to the west ending at Charles Street.

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Frontline officers immediately responded to the fire but following patrols of the area they were unable to locate a suspect.

As Chilliwack RCMP General Investigation Support Team (GIST) pursues its investigation, they are reaching out to the public for witnesses who may have noted someone appearing out of place in the neighbourhood.

“In particular, investigators are requesting the operator of a vehicle driving through the neighbourhood near the time of the incident to contact us,” said Chilliwack RCMP Const. Keven Biagioni in a press release. “Very fortunately, the occupant of the trailer was not injured.”

Anyone with information to identify the subject in the video or information regarding this event is urged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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