Burns Lake RCMP seek assistance

Burns Lake RCMP seek assistance with house fire investigation. No piece of information is too small.

The Burns Lake RCMP is encouraging the public to come forward with any information regarding the house fire on Mcphail Road that took place on April 22, 2015.

“The fire is considered suspicious and we will be pursuing all avenues of investigation,” said Terry Gillespie with the Burns Lake RCMP. “No piece of information is too small.”

On April 22, 2015 at 11:31 p.m., the Burns Lake RCMP received a request to assist the Burns Lake Fire Department at a residential fire on Mcphail Road. Upon attendance, fire rescue located a man outside the residence and were advised there was another man and woman still inside.

The man who was outside and the woman located inside suffered from smoke inhalation, while the third individual rescued from inside the building suffered serious burns and was sent to a hospital in Vancouver.

The Burns Lake RCMP, with the assistance of the North District Major Crime unit and the Prince George Forensic Identification unit, is investigating the cause of the fire.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Burns Lake RCMP at 250-692-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.