Gleichen RCMP arrest male for arson following grass fires; “damage is extensive and includes areas of cultural significance”

Siksika Nation, Alberta – Shortly after 7 a.m. on July 1, 2021, Gleichen RCMP responded to a complaint of a suspicious person in the area of Map 5A of the Siksika Nation.

Witnesses reported seeing a male setting grass fires. A search of the area led police to locate and arrest a male suspect.

No structures are reported to have been affected, however property damage is extensive and includes areas of cultural significance.

Arson Fire
(File Photo) Arson Fire

The Siksika Fire Department responded and has the fire contained. Emergency crews will remain on scene until the fire is extinguished.

The Provincial Fire Investigator and the Gleichen RCMP continue to investigate.

No further information is available at this time.

If you have information on this crime you are asked to contact the Gleichen RCMP at 403-734-3923, 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.

Gleichen RCMP

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