Fire at Parkland Estates

Photo: A partially burned pile of construction materials at Parkland Estates – Johanna Henderson/Energeticcity.ca

Youth vandals are being blamed for a fire that caused $1500 dollars in damages at a building site in southeast Fort St. John today.

Fire and Police officials were called to the site in Parkland Estates at approximately 1:20pm after builders working in one of the houses noticed that a group of styrofoam blocks had been set ablaze. The blocks are used by builders as forms to set cement foundations.

Witnesses say they saw two youths fleeing the scene. Firefighters arrived shortly after to put out the fire. No one was injured.