West Vancouver Police say one man was arrested Sunday night in connection with a house fire investigators believe was set on purpose.
The house lit on fire was in the 300-block of Kawtin Road, which is within the Squamish Nation’s Capilano Reserve.
Firefighters responded just after 9 pm, and quickly brought the fire under control, according to a police news release.
One person was inside the home at the time, but they managed to get out unharmed. The building itself suffered extensive damage.
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“With the help of witness information, a suspect in relation to the fire was quickly located nearby, and taken into custody without incident,” police said.
The suspect is a 33-year-old man from Surrey. Police say they’re recommending criminal charges.
“This is a situation that could have been much worse,” Const. Kevin Goodmurphy said. “The alleged actions of our suspect put many lives at risk.”