Cochrane RCMP is seeking public assistance when it comes to the massive blaze that broke out in the community of Fireside on June 6th.

Damage at this time is estimated to be in the excess of two million dollars and RCMP is hopeful someone remembers something that may have rubbed them the wrong way.

Constable Kary Moore, says even if a tip seems insignificant it may not be. "We continue to ask the people of Cochrane or public in general if they have any details or information... big or small, people or things, to please contact the Cochrane detachment."

The fire is being considered suspicious but at this time it remains a mystery. "A fire of this size does take some time to investigate just because it was so large. It can take time for the fire investigators as well as the RCMP to just sift through the debris, send away items for analysis and look at different angles like that."

Generally, a cause will be determined. "Eventually we will get there, I believe. I guess there is always potential that we won't figure out the who, how or those details but we are only in the preliminary stages and there is still a lot of investigating to do."

You are encouraged to contact the Cochrane detachment at 403-851-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 with any information no matter how insignificant it may seem.

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