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Whitehorse trolley fire is investigated by RCMP

Key Takeaway:

  • The Fire Department and Whitehorse RCMP are investigating a suspicious fire in a trolley car that burned in the early hours of Tuesday, Nov. 23.
  • Police and Fire Investigators have reason to believe that the fire was intentionally set.

The Fire Department and Whitehorse RCMP are investigating a suspicious fire in a trolley car that burned in the early hours of Tuesday, Nov. 23.

The trolley car was parked outside, across Front Street from the McBride Museum. According to the RCMP, a witness in the area made an emergency call for the burning trolley at 1:05 a.m. The fire department had stopped the flames from reaching nearby structures, and no injuries were reported.

“Police and Fire Investigators have reason to believe that the fire was intentionally set. The Yukon RCMP Forensic Identification Services is involved with the investigation as well,” an RCMP statement reads.

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Investigators ask witnesses who might have seen something before or after the fire started to come forward by contacting the RCMP or by providing an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers at 867-667-6715.

Businesses with surveillance cameras covering the area are also being asked to come forward with footage.

Source-CTV News

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