Another suspicious fire in Vernon

Another suspicious fire has destroyed some property in the Vernon area last night.

Around 1:30 a.m. emergency crews responded to a locked compound on Tronson Road west of Vernon.

Upon arrival they saw that about a three foot span above the wheel well at the rear of the motorhome was engulfed in flames. 

Crews quickly knocked the fire down and went in and put out any hot spots. 

The fire had spread from the rear tire of the motorhome to an adjacent pickup truck. Crews put the fire out on the truck almost immediately.

Vernon fire chief Keith Green said fire was "obviously suspicious," and that it "falls in line with some of the other events we've seen over the last month or so."

The motorhome is completely destroyed with one whole side of panelling to the roof exposed and significant smoke damage to the inside of the vehicle. Both dually tires of the motorhome were destroyed, and the tail lights had melted out. 

There are no reported injuries and no one appeared to be in the compound at the time. 

The pickup truck could be salvageable, he said. 

The investigation is now in the hands of the RCMP.


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