An early morning fire that completely consumed two portable toilets in Port Hardy has RCMP investigating for possible arson.
Port Hardy Fire Rescue says they responded to the fire at about 3:50 a.m. on June 13th, in the parking lot of 7200 Market Street.
The fire was quickly extinguished, but a photo posted to Port Hardy Fire Rescue’s Facebook page shows the toilets, located outside the Visitor’s Centre, were totally engulfed.
Port Hardy RCMP are still investigating and are asking that anyone with information on this incident call them at at 250-949-6335.
Anonymous reports can be made through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at at www.crimestoppers.ca.
The incident follows another early-morning fire in the North Island town, which destroyed a cardboard container outside of an apartment block.
That fire, which occurred at about 2:30 a.m. on June 7, was also quickly extinguished by Port Hardy Fire Rescue and did not lead to any further damage.
Another fire which RCMP are investigating as suspicious occurred on May 21, and consumed a shed on the Gwa’Sala-‘Nakwaxda-xw’s Indigenous community. Port Hardy Fire Rescue were able to keep this blaze from spreading to a nearby house.
Port Hardy RCMP Cst. Rebekah Draht told Victoria Buzz in an email that at this time, there is no indication that the fires are connected.