Yellowknife RCMP investigate two suspicious vehicle fires from over the weekend

An RCMP patrol vehicle. (CKLB file photo.)

Yellowknife RCMP are investigating after two vehicle fires early Saturday morning that police have deemed suspicious.

In a news release, RCMP state that the fires occurred at about 2:30 in the morning near Con Road.

Police state the vehicles were in the parking lot of the Aurora Heights apartment building and both vehicles were engulfed in flames when officers arrived.

Firefighters attended and quickly extinguished the fire.

Police believe the fires were intentionally set but they don’t say why they think that.

It’s also not clear how much damage was done to the vehicles.

RCMP say a man wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie was seen fleeing the area.

They add a police dog was unable to track him down.

There were no injuries.

“Yellowknife RCMP are encouraging anyone who may have noticed something in the area of Con Road early Saturday morning to come forward,” states Staff Sergeant Yannick Hamel, Operations Manager for Yellowknife RCMP.

Anyone with information on this suspicious activity is asked to call Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: nwtnutips to 274637.

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.