Charges laid in April 2014 arson case in Kitimat

Two men are facing charges relating to an arson in Kitimat from 2014.

Charges have now been laid against two men in connection with an alleged arson which took place in April 2014.

At 6 a.m. on April 12 that year, a Bayer Street home in Kitimat was allegedly set on fire. A sleeping family inside managed  to escape due to as passerby who saw the fire and alerted the family, police say.

The RCMP have been investigating the file ever since and in March 2015 charges of arson, with respect to disregard of life and property, were approved by the Crown.

Charged is Nicholas Ferguson, 24, and Thomas Finnie, 22. Ferguson faces additional charges of possession of an incendiary material, gasoline, for the purpose of committing arson. Both males are in custody at the moment, police say.

Kitimat RCMP say that they still welcome any information about this crime and people can either call the detachment at 250-632-7111 and ask for investigating officer Cpl. Stu Egers, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.