RCMP investigating suspicious fires

About 10:30 a.m. on May 10, the Wadena Volunteer Fire department was called out to an unoccupied farmyard several miles southeast of Kuroki to support the Margo Volunteer Fire Department in dealing with a structural fire.

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Jim Peszko of the Margo Volunteer Fire Department appears to be surrounded by flames.

The fire destroyed a farmhouse, storage shed, several vehicles, farm equipment and machinery. RCMP believe it was deliberately started by an ignition source placed in vehicles on the property and it spread, due to dry conditions, to the buildings.

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Bernie Rutko of the Wadena Volunteer Fire Department.

Recently there have been a number of grass fires around the Wadena, Kuroki and Margo area that, according to the RCMP, “have been intentionally started.”

RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible. If you have any information, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through Sask mobility at *8477, text TIP206 plus your message to CRIMES (274637), or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppers.com.

By Andy Labdon

Wadena News


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