Prince George interface fire caused by matches

By CKPG News
April 19, 2016 - 10:43am

PRINCE GEORGE — RCMP have determined a fire that led to the evacuation of approximately 40 homes in the Valleyview area of Prince George yesterday, was caused by two young boys who were playing with matches. 

Fire Crews were called out to the scene around 4:45 in the afternoon when smoke was spotted in a wooded area near the corner of Valleyview Drive and Mesa Drive. 

Fire officials say the flames crept to withing metres of a couple of homes before fire crews managed to beat back the fire.  

Police say the majority of the damage was limited to a shed and a patio at a home on View Place. 

Damage to vegetation and landscaping was also reported. 

Firefighters from the city were joined by forestry fire crews to deal with the wildfire. 

Police say the 9 and 12 year old boys were attempting to start a campfire, which quickly got out of control. 

Police say charges are not likely.

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