Castlegar RCMP asking for public’s assistance after a fire on Yew Street destroys two residences.


2020-06-06 10:34 PDT

File # 2020-1713

On June 5th the Castlegar RCMP were called to assist other emergency response crews to a structure fire on Yew St in Castlegar BC.

When RCMP frontline members arrived on scene two structures were fully engulfed in flames and was being tended to by the Castlegar Fire Department.

The residents in one of the house advised the officers that there were no more people in the one residence and homeowners of the other were currently out.

The Castlegar RCMP is currently working alongside fire investigators to determine exactly where and by what means the fire started. Preliminary investigation has revealed the fire to be suspicious in nature.

Supect photo one Suspect photo 2

At this time the fire has been determined to be an arson, a suspect has been identified and arrested. says Corporal Chris Manseau BC RCMP spokesperson Video from the area has been obtained, and is being released in the hopes that witnesses or the public can further identify the person believed to be the suspect.

The Castlegar RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance for any additional video surveillance they may have from the area of Yew Street from 10am to 11am Friday June 5th.

If you have information on this investigation please contact the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721 

Released by

Cpl. Chris Manseau

Division Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-3791
Cell: 250-413-7954


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