Red Deer RCMP investigating suspicious fire at high school
Red Deer RCMP distributed this still from surveillance footage, showing one of the two suspects caught lighting a fire in a garbage can at Lindsay Thurber High School on Tuesday, December 11.
Published Thursday, December 13, 2012 10:58AM MST
Police in central Alberta are investigating, after two suspects were caught on surveillance cameras setting a garbage can on fire.
RCMP in Red Deer said police and the Red Deer Fire Investigator responded to a fire call at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School at about 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Police said a fire had been set in a garbage can that was full of debris from a wood shop.
The fire was described as significant and left heat damage on the outside of the school.
Video surveillance showed two males starting the fire – and then staying on the scene for some time as the fire burned.
Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects, the first suspect is described as:
- Wearing jeans and a dark jacket with a hooded sweatshirt underneath
- Medium length brown hair
The second suspect was seen wearing dark clothing with a white toque.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).