Wood Buffalo RCMP is investigating six separate vehicle arsons that occurred in Janvier and Fort McMurray.
The incidents occurred over a three-hour span on the night of July 16, 2023, and into the early morning of July 17, 2023.
The timeline of events was provided as:
- On July 16, at 11:30 pm, RCMP and Janvier Fire Department respond to a vehicle arson in front of a home in Janvier.
- On July 17, at midnight, a burnt-out vehicle was located by the RCMP on the access road to Janvier.
- On July 17, at 1:30 am, RCMP and the Janvier Fire Department respond to a forest fire. The RCMP says a third vehicle arson was discovered once on scene. They say the fire had spread to the surrounding forest, causing greater damage in the area.
- On July 17, at 1:00 am, RCMP and Fort McMurray Fire Department responded to two vehicle arsons in Fort McMurray along Centennial Drive.
- On July 17, at 1:50 am, RCMP and the Fort McMurray Fire Department responded to another vehicle fire near Cobblestone Bay.
No injuries were reported as a result of the fires.
Wood Buffalo RCMP is seeking assistance from the public for video footage of the incidents, or any information regarding these arsons.
Those with information are encouraged to contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com, or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.