A marijuana store in Oliver has been devastated by a suspicious fire and now video surveillance has surfaced showing a suspect setting the store on fire.
In the video, it shows a slender man wearing what appears to be a ski mask, colorful jacket and jeans crawling into the business to get to it, then pouring accelerator on the floor. The Pot Doctor store fire took place at 4:40 a.m. on February 22.
Oliver’s Fire Department responded to reports of smoke off Highway 97 where the Pot Doctor is located.
They arrived at the flames in a trailer and The Pot Doctor.
Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire fairly quickly, but the damage was extensive. They deemed the fire suspicious and the RCMP are investigating.
Much of the product and the business went up in smoke when the fire broke out, according to friends of the owner. The business is closed for the foreseeable future.
If you have information about this fire, call Oliver RCMP at 250-498-3422 or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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