Abbotsford Police investigating suspicious fire in Mill Lake Park

JUST after 4 a.m. on Saturday, Emergency Services responded to a fully engulfed fire on a section of the boardwalk bridge in Mill Lake Park, just off the Bourquin Cres West entrance. Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services extinguished the fire, preventing further spread to the park and homes.

The fire burned through a section of the boardwalk causing the structure to be unsafe and no longer usable for park patrons.

The Abbotsford Police General Investigation Section and Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service continue to investigate this incident.

It is believed that the fire started shortly before 4 a.m. If you have any information or have CCTV footage or dashcam footage in this area, contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text at 22973 (abbypd).

Police said: “A reminder to everyone that we are experiencing unprecedented dry conditions. Please be responsible and abide by all fire bans and restrictions.”