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Early morning car fire downtown under investigation

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A small sedan erupted in flames behind the NWT Diamond Centre around 4 a.m. Thursday morning.

Yellowknife RCMP received a call at approximately 3:56 a.m. for a vehicle parked near 49 Street and 51 Avenue. The City of Yellowknife Fire Division attended and extinguished the fire. There were no injuries though a nearby fence sustained fire damage.

Firefighters responded to a car fire downtown early Aug. 27. Natalie Pressman/NNSL photo

In the press release, RCMP spokesperson Julie Plourde said that Yellowknife RCMP "believe the fire could be suspicious in nature."

The incident is being investigated by the NWT Fire Marshal and police.

“Yellowknife RCMP are encouraging anyone who may have noticed something in the area of 49 Street and 51 Avenue early Thursday morning to come forward”, Staff Sergeant Yannick Hamel, said in the release.

If you have information, please contact Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

Natalie Pressman/NNSL photo


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Natalie Pressman/NNSL photo