RCMP investigation into Lytton fire continues on two-year anniversary


2023-06-30 10:45 PDT

The BC RCMP investigation into the devastating fire that impacted the Village of Lytton and neighbouring Indigenous communities on June 30, 2021, remains active.

The Village of Lytton voted to stop renewing the declaration of the State of Local Emergency, allowing it to expire on June 19, 2023 said Staff Sergeant Kris Clark of the BC RCMP. The end of the local emergency meant residents could return to their properties.

The police investigation remains active and on-going continuing to assess for possible criminality and we have no timeline with respect to when it may be completed. We will continue to take the time needed to ensure that all avenues of investigation have been covered off, S/Sgt. Clark added.

We remain mindful of other investigations that focussed on determining the cause, origin and looking at compliance or regulatory impacts.

We appreciate the continued understanding and patience of the public as investigation progresses.

Just a reminder that anyone who has not yet spoken to police and may have information is asked to please call Southeast District RCMP Tip/Information line at 250-470-6222.

Released by:

S/Sgt. Kris Clark
Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-3961
Cell: 778-228-7857

Email: kris.clark@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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