Skip to content

Arsonist behind fire that destroyed, damaged mobile homes in Kamloops

Video from the carport of the mobile home that was destroyed shows a man on a bike enter the carport, spread liquid accelerant on material in the corner and set it ablaze
fire arson westsyde
This man set fire to a home in the Warren’s Mobile Home Park in Westmount on Feb. 16, 2022. If you know his name, call police at 250-828-3000.
 

 

A fire that destroyed one mobile home and damaged another in Warren’s Mobile Home Park in Westmount on Wednesday morning (Feb. 16) was deliberately set.

Video from the carport of the mobile home that was destroyed shows a man on a bike enter the carport, spread liquid accelerant on material in the corner and set it ablaze.

He then slowly rides out of the carport.

Julie Dodds’ mother and partner lost everything in the fire, including their pet cat.

“Kamloops we need your help,” Dodds write in a Facebook post.

“This morning this person deliberately set my mom Francine Robinson and Evan Robinson house on fire. They've lost everything. Including their cat Leeloo. A house fire is traumatizing, devastating and horrible all in its own. But that someone chooses to do that to you is even worse. Please look closely and if you have any information on who this is please call the police or let us know somehow.”

RCMP spokesperson Crystal Evelyn said she can confirm the fire is considered suspicious and an RCMP fire investigator, general investigations section and a forensic identification team are all on scene.

"They're out there investigating. Hopefully this afternoon when they're back I can put out an update," Evelyn said.

Evelyn told KTW she expects investigators have seen the footage that's been circulating social media.

No people were injured in the blaze, which destroyed the Robinsons’ home and damaged the home of their neighbour, Manjula Klegg.

"If there's anything we can go to the public with to further the investigation then by all means we will," Evelyn said.

Anybody with information on identifying the arsonist is urged to call police at 250-828-3000.