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Suspect in custody in fire that destroyed CN Rail building in Prince Rupert, B.C.

A suspect has been arrested after a CN-owned building in Prince Rupert burned down Sunday.
Cpl. Devon Gerrits of the Prince Rupert RCMP said police were called around 4:43 p.m. on Sunday to assist with a fire investigation where arson was suspected.

 It took firefighters several hours to put out the blaze in the multi-section building. Shortly after cops were called, a man was arrested in connection with the blaze.

While police are still working to determine a motive, Gerrits said the blaze isn’t believed to be related to recent rail blockades that have taken place at CN Rail locations across B.C. and elsewhere in Canada.

The CN building is near Kwinitsa Station on Prince Rupert’s waterfront.
The investigation is continuing.

RCMP say a suspect is in custody following a massive fire that destroyed a CN Rail storage facility in Prince Rupert, B.C.

The fire was sparked on the Prince Rupert waterfront Sunday afternoon. Thick plumes of smoke could be seen streaming out of the building.

RCMP say the suspect is a youth. They added there is “no known motive” for the fire as of yet, but they believe it is not connected to recent protests that have impacted railways across the country.

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