Beginning in the middle of February, the Maskwacis RCMP have responded to seven residential house fires in the Samson Townsite. Thankfully the houses that were set a blaze were abandoned however, the police believe they were intentionally set.

The Maskwacis RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance for any information in relation to these house fires. If you are aware of any suspicious activity around the time of the fires or saw people walking outside at the time, particularly in the Samson Townsite, to call the Maskwacis RCMP or Crime Stoppers. The police are also encouraging the public that if they see any suspicious activity to call 911.

If you have any information about the series of house fires, please contact the Maskwacis RCMP at (780) 585-4600 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.