Smithers woman facing charges after truck set on fire this morning

Alcohol a significant factor in the incident: Smithers RCMP

A 23-year-old woman was arrested early this morning after RCMP received a report of an intoxicated female causing a disturbance near the Petro Canada gas station on Frontage Rd.

At about 3:30 a.m., RCMP found a female staggering near the 3700 block of Princess Crescent. As police approached, they noticed an unoccupied truck that was on fire. Police attempted to put out the fire but needed to be assisted by the Smithers Volunteer Fire Department.

The woman was arrested for public intoxication and after further investigation, mischief in relation to the truck fire. She was released on a Promise to Appear and will be in Smithers Provincial Court on June 10.

The truck suffered extensive damages but there were no injuries.

Anyone with information can call the Smithers RCMP at 250-847-3266.