Vernon and North Okanagan News
Multiple fires worry RCMP
North Okanagan RCMP and the Vernon Fire Department are concerned after a rash of recent vacant building and dumpster fires in Vernon.
On May 19 at 5:24 a.m. the Vernon Fire department requested assistance at 3820 Terrapin Place where they found a ports-potty on fire.
One pile of lumber nearby was burnt, but the home being built on the lot and nearby lumber piles were saved.
“The porta-potty had melted completely. The only remnant was a pool of plastic and four sticks of rebar,” said RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk.
Then the next day, at 12:10 a.m., RCMP were called out to assist the fire department with a vacant building fire in the area of 24th Ave and 34A St.
Molendyk says the fire department believes the fire started by the door, as it was the only damaged area and up into the eaves. The fire did not cause any interior damage.
“This was the second Vernon area vacant building fire in a week, coupled with two recent dumpster fires in the same south end of the city,” said Molendyk. “The police and the Vernon Fire Department are very concerned about this rash of fires.”
Anyone who has any information about them is asked to call the Vernon RCMP, the Vernon Fire Department or Crime Stoppers.
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