Mayerthorpe RCMP confirm trestle bridge fire is suspicious

Mayerthorpe RCMP confirm trestle bridge fire is suspicious

Mayerthorpe, Alta. – Mayerthorpe RCMP have confirmed that they are investigating a suspicious fire at the CN rail trestle bridge located on the northwest edge of the town limits of  Mayerthorpe.  Provincial fire Investigators along with CN Rail authorities are at the scene investigating what may have caused the fire in support of this RCMP led investigation. The RCMP are waiting on those results to continue their investigation.

The RCMP were called to the fire yesterday afternoon at 1:20 pm. Mayerthorpe RCMP Sgt. McAuley says “this is the fifth fire they have been called to in the past thirty days”.  “This is very concerning given the dry conditions we are seeing this spring”.

RCMP are asking anyone who may have information about these fires to contact the Mayerthorpe RCMP at 780 786-2291.

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