August 26, 2017

Oak Point

Arson

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On February 18, 2017 a seasonal residence in Oak Point was reported to be on fire. Extensive damage was caused to the residence and contents due fire and water damage.

On June 19, 2017, the Oak Point Curling Rink was reported to be on fire. When police arrived on scene, the structure was fully engulfed. The curling rink was privately owned and was used for storage consisting of vehicles, building materials, motorcycles, household appliances, office and exercise equipment along with many other possessions from years of collecting. Many of the items destroyed had sentimental value and were irreplaceable. The building and contents were a total loss.

On August 26, 2017 another seasonal residence in Oak Point was reported to be on fire. When police arrived on scene, the residence was fully engulfed in flames. The structure and contents were a total loss.

All three properties are owned by the same person. As a result of the fires, most of property and vehicles that was also stored in the yard was also damaged due to the intense heat. The fires are suspected of being intentionally set.

These fires have not only damaged these properties but have damaged other nearby residences and have put the local residents and emergency crews safety in jeopardy.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Lundar RCMP Detachment at (204) 762-5088 or submit a tip.