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Witnesses sought in Mundy Park fire

The investigation into a fire that destroyed a picnic area in Mundy Park has gone cold and the Coquitlam RCMP are asking the public for help.  - TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO
The investigation into a fire that destroyed a picnic area in Mundy Park has gone cold and the Coquitlam RCMP are asking the public for help.
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The investigation into a fire that destroyed a picnic area in Mundy Park has gone cold and the Coquitlam RCMP are asking the public for help.

Despite issuing a news release and canvassing the neighbourhood, police said no leads have been generated since the fire occurred on March 6.

“We are renewing the call for witnesses because we’ve found a fingerprint at the crime scene,” said Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung. “However, we couldn’t find a match when we ran it through our database.”

Emergency crews were called out to the picnic area, at Hillcrest Street and Winslow Avenue, for an early morning fire after a resident called 911. By the time firefighters arrived, the picnic tables and their wooden covering were engulfed in flames.

After the blaze was extinguished, fire investigators combed the area for clues while Mounties canvassed the neighbourhood for information.

Chung said the area was scattered with liquor containers, some of which were partially full when police searched the area.

Anyone who has any information about the incident is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2012-5902. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit www.solvecrime.ca.

gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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