Elk Valley RCMP are investigating the garbage can fire and are asking for tips.
Elk Valley RCMP received a call from the Fernie Fire Department late Saturday night after they responded to a suspicious fire at the Fernie Recreation Centre.
Fire and Police were called after someone reported a fire burning in a garbage can at the main entrance to the pool and had attempted to put it out.
RCMP say the fire damaged the main entrance way, but was discovered before it could cause any further significant damage.
The detachment is asking for the public's assistance in identifying any potential suspects.
Anyone with information on this event or any other criminal activity in the Elk Valley is asked to contact the local RCMP at 1-250-425-6233 or Crime Stoppers by phone, email or text.
- David Opinko / with files from Elk Valley RCMP