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HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Officials with Hudson’s Hope RCMP and Fire Department have teamed up to investigate a possible arson that occurred on May 8th.

The Hudson’s Hope Fire Department was called to a grass fire on Canyon Drive, near Signal Hill around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

The fire was contained and extinguished by volunteer firefighters.

Hudson’s Hope Fire officials say the fire appears human-caused.

“This was a very careless act. Things could have turned very bad, very quickly. A fire like this could have run into the trees, putting our community, property, and human safety at extreme risk with how dry the current conditions are,” says Fire Chief Brad Milton.

Police are asking for dashcam footage or any other information in relation to the fire.

“We have collected some evidence from the scene which will be used for our investigation. If you have any information or dash cam video from Canyon Drive that night, please contact Hudson’s Hope RCMP,” says Cpl. Rob Gardner.

Anonymous tips can be reported through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips that lead to an arrest and charge could get you a reward of up to $2,000.

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