Police investigating Monday night fire in Fort St. John


Photo: This Quonset Hut was destroyed after a fire ripped through the building on Monday night – file photo by Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

The Fort St. John RCMP detachment has confirmed that several items were stolen, prior to a fire that destroyed a building on 100th Street, on Monday night.

On November 2nd, local fire crews and police officers attended a fire at the Albright Sandblasting & Steaming storage shop on 100th Street south.

Upon further investigation, police discovered that a large air compressor, a ‘Mig’ welder, and a red 2008 EI-Dee 16 foot river boat on an EZ load trailer were taken from the building sometime before the fire started.

Constable Veysey says the RCMP continue to investigate the incident.

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Officers have no suspects in connection to the stolen items.

Albright Sandblasting & Steaming owner Bonnie Goodvin says she feels violated after the turn of events.

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Two steam trucks were destroyed in the fire, along with the storage building and other materials.

On top of the devastation and the thefts, Goodvin says she may not receive an insurance settlement because the shop was not included in the company’s policy.

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Now, she says a sub-contractor will be hired, until the company gets back on its feet.

Anyone with information relating to the thefts or the fire is asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250-787-8140.