Suspicious fire breaks out at Upstairs Hair

RCMP douse flames with fire extinguishers in early morning Agassiz blaze

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that broke out in a downtown Agassiz shop early Tuesday morning.

At about 3 a.m., a resident in the area called 911 to report a fire at Upstairs Hairdressing, at the east end of Pioneer Avenue. RCMP were the first to arrive, said Agassiz Fire Chief Wayne Dyer.

“They extinguished the fire,” he said. “It was a good save on their part.”

The RCMP members who responded to the call doused the flames with the fire extinguishers from their vehicles, and a garden hose from the neighbouring flower store.

Dyer said the fire is under investigation by both the fire department and the RCMP, and didn’t rule out the possibility that someone broke in, stole items, and then lit the fire before leaving.

Agassiz fire department arrived on scene shortly after the RCMP and helped to put out the rest of the fire and remove smoke.

While the flames were put out quickly, the salon was entirely damaged.

Anyone who may have witnessed incidents relating to the fire are asked to call the Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211.

news@ahobserver.com

 

Just Posted

Agassiz sisters prepare for BC Summer Games

Girls competing in canoe/kayak races in Cowichan Valley

UPDATED: Police call off search for body under Agassiz Rosedale Bridge

Swimmers reported discovering body two days ago

Crime prevention group looking for volunteers

P.A.H. Patrol pushes citizens to take part in stopping crime

Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour returns for 12th year

Offers sights, smells, sounds and tastes of Fraser Valley farming and agriculture

Letter: Citizens should hold incumbents accountable

As a resident of the village of Harrison Hot Springs, I am… Continue reading

BC Games: Dance, spoken-word highlights at Opening Ceremony in Cowichan

Hundreds of athletes and thousands of volunteers, coaches, parents and officials

Police to provide update on case against alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur

McArthur worked as a landscaper, allegedly concealed the remains of seven men in planters

Premiers to wrap up 2 days of meetings at New Brunswick seaside resort

Meetings held in the scenic seaside town of St. Andrews on Thursday focused on trade

B.C. city wants pot punted from farmland

Concerned about conversion from growing food to making marijuana

World’s translators push back on forcing Trump interpreter to testify

Democrats had asked translator to testify about Trump’s lengthy conversation with Putin in Helsinki

No decision on B.C. school stabbing suspect’s mental fitness for trial

The BC Review Board could not determine whether Gabriel Klein, 21, is fit to stand trial

Canadian government threatens to retaliate if Trump imposes auto tariffs

U.S president had suggested that auto imports pose a national security risk to the U.S.

Wildfire evacuation order forces bride to search for new wedding venue

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards is under an order due to the Mount Eneas wildfire south of Peachland

Recent online kitten abuse video raises serious social media questions

UBC and UFV profs weigh in on the subject of online sharing, shaming, and our digital landscape

Most Read