Alleged firebug charged with lighting fires in Monte Lake, Lac le Jeune – Kamloops News

Local fires led to accusations

Court documents shed new light on allegations against a Kamloops woman charged with arson, who has been accused of triggering a number of rural fires in recent weeks.

Angela Elise Cornish, 42, faces four counts of arson. She was charged on Thursday and is still in custody.

Police said Cornish was identified after an observant Monte Lake resident spotted a suspicious truck in the area of ​​a fire on April 30.

In a press release on Friday, Mounties said only that Cornish allegedly lit four fires “at various locations in the southeastern district of BC”

Court documents say Cornish started a fire in Monte Lake on April 30, then three fires in the Lac le Jeune area – one between May 7 and May 8, another on May 8 and one on Wednesday.

Police previously said Cornish was arrested on Wednesday.

On May 3, police released a press release saying they were looking for a suspect in a number of suspected fires along the Highway 97 corridor between Westwold and Kamloops.

Mounties said they worked side-by-side with the BC Wildfire Service crew in the investigation that resulted in Cornish’s arrest.

Cornish is expected to appear in Kamloops county court on Monday for a bail hearing.

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