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Manitoba RCMP looking for woman after arson in Eriksdale

RCMP are asking for the public's help to find a woman who may have information about an arson that destroyed a business in Eriksdale, Man. last Thursday.

Fire departments from Eriksdale, Grahamdale and Lundar were called to fight a fire at a commercial building

RCMP are asking the public to help find this woman who may have information about an Eriksdale fire that destroyed a business last week. (Submitted by RCMP)

RCMP are asking for the public's help to find a woman who may have information about a suspected arson that destroyed a business in Eriksdale, Man., last Thursday.

Officers were called to a fire at a commercial building in the Interlake community, about 130 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, around 4:30 a.m. on May 21, according to a news release issued by RCMP on Tuesday.

Fire departments from Eriksdale, Grahamdale and Lundar fought the fire, but the building was completely destroyed, RCMP say.

Nobody was inside or hurt during the fire.

Police say the initial investigation suggests the fire may have been intentionally set.

The woman was seen driving this red SUV. RCMP believe she may have information about the fire. (Submitted by RCMP)

Investigators believe a woman, who was caught on camera driving a red SUV in the area, may have information about the fire.

Police are asking anyone who recognize her or have information about the fire to call RCMP at 204-762-5088 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a secure tip online at manitobacrimestoppers.com.

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Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story, based on information from RCMP, said police responded to the fire at about 4:30 p.m. In fact, RCMP later clarified it was about 4:30 a.m.
    May 26, 2020 12:52 PM CT

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