Suspected arson destroys part of a school

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arsonCoquitlam: On July 25th, someone lit a fire in a garbage can at the back of the BC Christian Academy School. Coquitlam RCMP assisted Port Coquitlam Fire and Rescue with a structure fire at the back of Academy on Fernwood Avenue.

Investigators believe someone lit a fire in a garbage can at the back of the school. The garbage can was quickly engulfed in flames and the fire spread to a portable classroom nearby. Port Coquitlam Fire and Rescue attended the scene after receiving a fire alarm from the school and successfully extinguished the blaze, but not before substantial damage was done to the portable classroom.

If you have any information in relation to the fire or saw anything suspicious in the area at the time of the fire, please contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file 2013-20590. Anyone wishing to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers by phone: 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).