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New West fire investigators look for help

A New Westminster firefighter makes notes at the scene of a small fire at one of the Front Street buildings left derelict by last October
A New Westminster firefighter makes notes at the scene of a small fire at one of the Front Street buildings left derelict by last October's big blaze.
— image credit: Mario Bartel/NewsLeader

Investigators believe the cause of a Front Street fire last week is suspicious and are asking for the public's help to find out who started it.

The fire broke out at 615 Front St., about 5 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27. The building was severely damaged in the big blaze that struck Downtown New Westminster in October. Although debris from two buildings next to it have been cleared away it remained standing and is slated for demolition.

The latest fire is being investigated by New Westminster's police and fire departments. They are asking anyone with information about the fire to contact Det. Const. Martha Miszkurka at 604-529-2435 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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