On May 27, 2012 at approximately 4 a.m. the Fort St. James RCMP and Fort St. James Fire Department responded to a structure fire on the Nak’zadli First Nations reserve near Fort St. James B.C.
Upon arrival fire crews found the front of the Nak’zadli Men’s drop in center on fire. The crew of 10 fire fighters quickly extinguished the blaze, but not before significant damage was done to the exterior of the building.
The nature of this fire is considered suspicious and is being actively investigated by the RCMP and the Fort St. James Fire Department. “Although the interior of the building was not damaged from the flames there was significant smoke & water damage, ” stated Fort St. James Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant Paul Thalhofer. “ The damage to the building is estimated at $45,000.”
If you have any information that will assist the police in their investigation please contact the Fort St. James RCMP at (250) 996-8269, Fort St. James Fire Department or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).