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Series of fires pop up in Dauphin

RCMP seek a suspect in series of arsons
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Arson suspect photo

Within a 12-hour period, a series of fire calls had RCMP and firefighters on the go.  

August 1, 2022, at approximately 11:45 pm, Dauphin RCMP responded to an alarm call at a business located on 3rd Avenue NE in Dauphin. Upon arrival, officers observed smoke coming from the building which they were able to quickly extinguish before it could spread.

Throughout the early hours of the following morning, officers responded to three additional fire calls. At 1:10 a.m., a vehicle was reported on fire on 3rd Avenue SE, a 6:05 a.m., another vehicle fire in the 500 block of Main Street, and at 8:15 a.m., an attempted arson occurred at a business located on 3rd Avenue NW. No injuries were reported.

Surveillance footage captured images of a suspect being sought by the Dauphin RCMP.

Anyone with information in regards to the identity of this individual or in relation to these fires is asked to contact the Dauphin RCMP at 204-622-5050 or call Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

Dauphin RCMP continue to investigate.