A house on 11th Avenue North caught fire in the early morning hours of Nov. 6.

RCMP Report: Police investigating fire that may have been deliberately set

RCMP are continuing to investigate a fire at a vacant residence on 11th Avenue North during the early morning hours of Nov. 6.

Fire at 11th Ave. house

The Golden-Field RCMP are continuing to investigate a fire at a vacant residence on 11th Avenue North during the early morning hours of November 6.

Police received the call just before 1 a.m. and when they arrived the entire back of the house was fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters with both the Town of Golden Fire-Rescue and the Nicholson Fire Department arrived shortly after and were able to contain the blaze before it spread to any surrounding structures.

Further investigation by police and fire crews lead investigators to believe that the fire may have been deliberately set.

“Other witnesses reported hearing and seeing a car leave the area at a high rate of speed just before the blaze occurred,’ said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury, spokesperson for the Golden-Field RCMP.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen the car or anyone with any other information to contact them directly at 250-344-2221 or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Winter driving conditions

Police are reminding motorists to slow down and adjust their driving to the road and weather conditions after responding to eleven collisions this week.

In almost all of the collisions, the drivers reported that they had lost control of their vehicles due to road conditions. No serious injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

Vehicle impounded

A motorist from the Golden area received several fines on November 5 after police initiated a traffic stop with a vehicle and learned that it had no insurance, expired registration, and that the driver was driving with only a learner’s licence.

The driver’s vehicle was also impounded for seven days.

RCMP respond to theft

Police were called to a theft in progress on November 6 after a hunter observed three males syphoning gas out of a loader near the Marl Creek FSR near Donald.

The caller had followed the males out of the site but lost track of them shortly after. The vehicle was described as being a dark crew cab pickup with big letters in the front windshield.

Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact local police at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222- 8477.

Fines for youth drivers

Three local youths have received fines after police received a call from a resident at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort stating that there were a number of vehicles “stunting.”

The vehicles were located by police. Two drivers received fines for failing to display an ‘N’ on their vehicle as required by new drivers, and the other received a fine for having unauthorized lights.