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NWPD concludes investigation into downtown structure fire

New Westminster On October 10, 2013 numerous resources from the New Westminster Police Department were involved in assisting New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services with a large structure fire in the 600 block of Columbia Street.

Subsequent to this, the NWPD Major Crime Unit, assisted by the Forensic Identification Section and the New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services, were tasked with conducting a thorough investigation to determine both the cause of the fire and whether it had been started as a result of the commission of any criminal offence.

The Major Crime Unit has now completed this investigation; however, they were unable to conclusively determine the cause of the fire.  Based on this determination, the criminal investigation has been concluded and no criminal charges are forthcoming.