Kamloops man facing more charges of arson after latest blaze

Twenty-three year-old William Lamb is charged with arson after a suspicious vehicle fire in Kamloops on May 20
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A vehicle fire broke out downtown Kamloops May 20. (File Photo: Shane MacKichan)

William Aaron Lamb is back in custody facing new charges of arson, after an incident involving a vehicle fire in downtown Kamloops on May 20.

At approximately 11:40 p.m., Kamloops RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle fire in a parking lot on the 100-block of St. Paul Street.

Lamb was arrested and taken into custody the following morning in a joint effort between the police and the General Investigations Support Team.

The 23-year-old is now facing charges related to intentionally or recklessly causing fire, and two counts of failure to comply with a court order. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 23.

Lamb has previously been charged with four counts of arson in relation to a series of dumpster fires that he is alleged to have started in May 2023.

Two vehicles and a building were damaged as a result of the blaze, said the RCMP.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2024-15161.

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