News

Vehicle torching threatens local forest

A vehicle torching threatened to ignite a forest fire this week.

On Wednesday at 7 a.m., Campbell River RCMP responded to a complaint of an arson to property out on the Elk River Main at the 11 km marker.

An Hitachi excavator belonging to a company working on a bridge was torched and a second Cat excavator was tampered with. The Hitachi has significant damage and is a loss to the company.

“The trees around the Hitachi were burned and thankfully didn’t cause a forest fire in the still dry conditions,” Const. Poppy Hallam.

Campbell River RCMP Forensic Identification Section and the arson investigator attended and processed the scene collecting evidence for analysis.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221 or if you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Tour de Rock begins today
 
Human Rights Tribunal rejects smart meter complaint
 
Decorate for charity: Festival of Trees
Cyber ‘prank’ no joke to threatened teen
 
The Week — July 28
 
The Week — May 26

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.