Arson is believed to be the cause of a fire that took place at a residential garage early Thursday.
The Williams Lake RCMP say that just before 2 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, a homeowner called police to report a fire to the garage at her residence on Western Avenue near Carson Drive.
Moments before, a witness observed a male wearing black shorts, a black shirt, and a red ball cap walk by carrying a Jerry can.
Police say the fire was intentionally set.
The Williams Lake Fire Department arrived to extinguish the fire.
“Someone had poured gasoline on the face of a garage door and the damage was quite minor. It basically scorched the front of the metal doors on the garage,” fire chief Randy Isfeld says, adding there was a vehicle fire at the same location a few months ago.
Two pumper trucks and firefighters attended the scene and extinguished the fire quickly.
Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211.