Slave Lake wildfire becomes arson investigation

CBC News

The Alberta government now believes a fire that caused about $700 million in damages after sweeping into Slave Lake on May 15 was the result of arson, and has turned over its files and reports to RCMP.

“Our investigation into the origin of that fire ruled out everything but arson as a probable cause,” Sustainable Resource Development Minister Frank Oberle said Tuesday. “As a result, we have delivered our findings to the RCMP to determine if a criminal investigation is the next step.”

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