Kamloops woman accused of arson in multiple B.C. wildfires

A B.C. woman is facing multiple arson charges after police say she intentionally started a number of wildfires in the province’s southeast earlier this spring.

Kamloops resident Angela Elise Cornish, 42, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with four counts of arson, according to an RCMP statement. She is being kept behind bars until a bail hearing scheduled for Monday.

Lisa Hudema, wildfire enforcement superintendent for the B.C. Wildfire Service, said her agency began working with police after identifying “an area of interest” near Kamloops where several recent human-caused fires were suspected to be “incendiary in nature.”

Mounties say they were alerted to Cornish’s alleged connection to the fires after someone living

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