Smithers RCMP say an early morning truck fire was deliberately set.

According to a press release from the Smithers RCMP they received a call about a woman causing a disturbance near the Petro Canada gas station at 3:30 am this morning.

Sgt. Andrew Hunter says officers located the 23-year-old woman staggering along Princess Crescent near a truck which had been set on fire.

Smithers fire crews were called to extinguish the fire which caused significant damage to the vehicle.

The RCMP say the event was a random occurrence and alcohol was a significant factor.

The woman has now been charged with Arson and Mischief.