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Second PIR arson in two weeks

Smithers RCMP has arrested a 49-year-old man following two fires at Pacific Inland Resources Sunday night. This is the second time RCMP has received a call about arson at the mill in the past two weeks.

Police have not released the man’s name.

RCMP arrived just after 10 PM to two fires and believe both were set intentionally with an “accelerant.”

Firefighters and employees put the fire out before it got out of hand.

As of Monday morning, Police still had the male in custody while it and the RCMP Forensic Identification Team continue to investigate.

RCMP got a similar call of an intentionally set fire in PIR’s main structure around 11 PM on Sunday, March 20th.

There have not been any serious injuries or damages reported in either case.

Anyone with information regarding this arson is requested to contact the Smithers RCMP at 250-847-3233 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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