As one year anniversary nears, Salmon Point arson still under investigation
The Salmon Point restaurant fire on March 1st, 2019 is shown in an image from Oyster River Fire Rescue. (Supplied by fire chief Bruce Green)
We’re approaching the one-year anniversary of the fire at the Salmon Point Resort, and RCMP is still investigating the cause.
On March 1st, 2019, at approximately 5:00am, Campbell River RCMP members responded to a fully involved structure fire at the resort.
It destroyed the bar and restaurant.
The Salmon Point Restaurant building smokes as Oyster River firefighters spray it down on March 1st, 2019. (Vista Radio stock photo)
Police are still looking to speak to people who may have direct information regarding how the fire started and have not already spoken to police.
“The Salmon Point fire was deemed to be suspicious after initial investigations,” said Campbell River RCMP spokesman, Const. Maury Tyre.
“The Campbell River RCMP are asking that anyone with information, that could point to who started the fire or identify how it started, call the Campbell River RCMP. This fire had an effect on everyone that worked for Salmon Point, people lost their livelihoods. It’s important that we have the opportunity to hold the person or persons to account who started the fire.”
If you have direct knowledge of information regarding the Salmon Point fire, please contact the RCMP at 250-286-6221.