CP Police ask for public assistance in solving suspicious Marpole Rail Bridge Fire

CALGARY, July 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Pacific Police Service is asking for assistance in identifying the person responsible for a fire which burned part of the CP Marpole Railway Bridge and temporarily closed the Oak Street Bridge in Vancouver.

During rush hour at about 4:45 pm on July 9th, the base of the railway bridge caught fire on the Vancouver shoreline. The fire quickly spread to the deck of the bridge causing a large plume of black smoke to cover the nearby Oak Street Bridge.

Canadian Pacific Police Service would like to speak to a person of interest observed leaving the area just after the fire started as well as anyone who witnessed or took photographs of the fire scene as the fire progressed.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Canadian Pacific Police Service at 1-800-716-9132 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Photographs and e-mails can also be sent to the investigating officer: police_communications@cppoliceservice.com

SOURCE Canadian Pacific Police Service

For further information:

Media
Ed Greenberg
612-849-4717
Ed_greenberg@cpr.ca
*CP Media Line: 1-855-242-3674 (24/7-Toll Free)