A car fire in the County of Vermilion River (CVR) has been deemed suspicious.
On March 23, shortly after practice finished for the evening, tones dropped for a reported vehicle fire near Township Road 504 sending Blackfoot Fire and Rescue, County #9-1 and Kitscoty RCMP out the door at 8:54 p.m.
Chief Brad Parkinson was first on-scene and reported a single vehicle fully engulfed. Responding apparatus pulled attack lines and extinguished what was left of the car. A fire investigator attended the scene and the fire is considered suspicious.
“Firefighters were quick on-scene to this reported car fire and found it fully involved upon arrival,” County of Vermilion River Fire Chief Kirk Hughes said. “Given the circumstances of the call, the County assigned a fire investigator to determine the cause and origin of the fire. It has been classified as suspicious and the matter turned over to the RCMP for further investigation and follow-up. Anyone that saw anything suspicious around Township Road 504 and Range Road 12 are asked to contact the Kitscoty RCMP or Crimestoppers”
The RCMP are investigating.
Firefighters returned to quarters and reported being back in service at 10:22 p.m.