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RCMP investigating possible fire bug in Merritt.

S/Sgt Lorne Wood says the latest fire occurred last night at Nicola Ave and Chapman St.

"At 8:40pm we got a call from Merritt Fire Rescue department to attend a suspicious fire on Nicola Ave. A stump was set and left to burn in a parking lot."

Wood says its the third suspicious fire in that area in recent weeks.

"We are investigating. They were just small fires, but realistically the potential is there for something dangerous to happen, especially with all the homes in that area."

At this time there are no suspects.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Merritt RCMP or Crime Stoppers.


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