Two subjects are facing arson charges after major fire in February. Cranbrook Fire Services along with RCMP and BC Ambulance responded to a structure fire on February 27, 2015 at 6:32am in the 1400 Block of 30th Ave N. Cranbrook.
The complainant heard a loud explosion and saw that the vehicles in the driveway were on fire and was spreading to the house. All occupants of the home were able to escape the fire by jumping off the rear balcony to the home. The home, all its contents and three vehicles were destroyed in the fire and damage is estimated to be around $800,000.
After an extensive investigation by the Cranbrook GIS Section with the assistance of the Forensic Identification and Cranbrook General Duty members, two males were identified as suspects in the arson. Drew Austin WATERS, age 19, and Jordan David NORMOYLE, age 22, have both had their first appearances in court and have both been charged with two counts each of Arson Damaging Property. Their next court appearance is set for June 8, 2015 in Cranbrook.