Salmo RCMP are investigating a potential arson case at a commercial building in the 400 block of Davies Avenue around 10 p.m. Sunday.
Cpl. Barry Graham says when they responded to the complaint they found someone had lit a fire on the wooden ledge of the building and fled.
“Luckily the item was seen by a resident and quickly removed from the building before the flames spread,” Graham says.
The same building was the target of vandals last month who broke windows, but Graham says it’s not clear whether the two incidents are related.
Members of the local detachment attended the scene along with a police dog.
Police are asking anyone with tips to call them or Crime Stoppers.