A B.C. women charge in for starting multiple wild fires in Kamloops this spring
Angela Elise Cornish, 43 year old Kamloops resident is facing 4 criminal counts related to arson, according to police she started multiple wild fires
Lisa Hudema, wildfire enforcement superintendent for the B.C. Wildfire Service, said her agency began working with police after identifying “an area of interest” near Kamloops where several recent human-caused fires were suspected to be “incendiary in nature.”
Cornish’s alleged involvement in the fires was discovered after a resident of the Monte Lake region saw a suspicious blue pickup truck on a logging road on April 30 while checking out smoke in the hills nearby.
Investigators say more locals have since stepped forward to report similar encounters with the pickup truck, which was driven by a woman.
“I wish to acknowledge the tremendous assistance of the Monte Lake and Westwold residents, who provided our investigators with the valuable information we needed to successfully advance this investigation,” RCMP Chief Supt. Brad Haugli said in the statement.
Any wildfires spotted across B.C. this spring and summer can be reported to the wildfire service at 1-800-663-5555 or by dialing *5555 on a cellphone.