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BRFA respond to a potential arson in Bonnyville during lunch hour

Crews in Bonnyville responded to a potential arson over the lunch hour.

On March 7, Station 5 Bonnyville responded at 12:50 p.m. to a structure fire in the 5200 block of 51 Street. EMS and the Bonnyville RCMP also responded.

“Initial dispatch information was potentially an arson fire in progress,” Dan Heney Regional Fire Chief of the BFRA told Lakeland Connect.

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On arrival, no active fire was found, but the evidence was found of a recent fire that had been put out with an extinguisher, Heney said.

When Lakeland Connect arrived on the scene BRFA crews were busy emptying a garage of gas cans, building materials, and other items.

“Overhaul is the search for extension of fire after is has been brought under control,” Heney said. “Station 5 members performed overhaul of a portion of the garage, which required the removal of a number of items. Once we had determined that the fire was completely extinguished.”

There was no extension of the fire, most of the items were replaced.

“There is no safety concern for the public and there were no road closures implemented,” Staff Sgt. Sarah Parke from the Bonnyville RCMP said.

Regional Fire Chief Heney said one person was removed from the scene by RCMP and the fire is under investigation.

Lakeland Connect will bring you more information when available.

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