Kamloops Mounties seeking teenager seen lighting fire in grass

Mounties are trying to find a teenager believed to have intentionally started a grassfire in North Kamloops on Monday afternoon.

A passerby reported seeing a teenaged male start a fire in the grass along the sidewalk of Singh Street, south of Greenfield Avenue, at 5:20 p.m., Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said.

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Kamloops firefighters attended and immediately extinguished the fire.

The fire was contained to the grass and there was no damage reported.

The suspect was wearing a black baseball cap, a black tank top and grey sweatpants, He was carrying a black backpack.

“Any spark, whether intentional or not, can cause extreme damage to property and endanger the lives of people and animals,” Shelkie said. “Everyone should be extremely careful and report any suspicious activity.”

Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to leave an anonymous tip.

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