Fires set during bush parties near St. Marys...
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Apr 30, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

Fires set during bush parties near St. Marys cemetery

St. Marys Journal Argus

The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating two suspicious grass fires that have taken place within the past month near the St. Marys Cemetery.

“The St. Marys Fire Department and the OPP have been aware of young people using the grassy area to the southeast of Cain Street as a place for parties and campfires,” explains an OPP news release.

“The area is hidden from view due to tree lines and vegetation.”

Police say the most recent incident, on Monday, April 21 resulted in the burning of 2-3 acres of grass.

“So far, no injuries or serious property damage has occurred; however, the potential (for damage) exists. Parents are urged to remind their children not to trespass, (and not to) play with fire or have campfires.”

Perth County OPP is asking people to contact the police immediately if field parties or campfires are observed in the area around the cemetery. In addition, anyone with information about the persons responsible for these previous fires is requested to contact the Sebringville-based detachment at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

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