34232
30750

Vernon  

Arson arrest in Vernon fire

Update July 18

A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged with arson in relation to the fire.

It broke out Thursday morning around 7:30 a.m. and was mainly contained to one bedroom. 

He is expected to appear in court later today to face charges of Arson with disregard for human life.

The police and fire department continue to investigate this case, and indications are that this is an isolated incident.


Original Story July 17

Vernon firefighters are still on the scene of a fire at 1904 44 Street.

The fire broke out shortly before 7:30 a.m. Thursday in one of the units of a four plex.

Fire officials say the unit has been destroyed as a result of the fire.

Deputy Chief, Jack Blair, says the fire appears to have started in the bedroom area of the upper floor of the townhouse unit.

"Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the building of origin without fire damage to the buildings next door," says Blair.

He says the RCMP and fire investigators are looking into the cause.

"Emergency social services are being called in to help residents of the unit and units next door who suffered water and smoke damage," says Blair.

Send pics, video to [email protected]

 

COMMENTS WELCOME

Comments are pre-moderated to ensure they meet our guidelines. Approval times will vary. Keep it civil, and stay on topic. If you see an inappropriate comment, please use the ‘flag’ feature. Comments are the opinions of the comment writer, not of Castanet. Comments remain open for one day after a story is published and are closed on weekends. Visit Castanet’s Forums to start or join a discussion about this story.



More Vernon News

Recent Trending


31570




34117


Castanet pays for news tips. Email us a news tip, photo, or video and your name will be in a draw for our weekly news tip prize $25. Email us [email protected]


33967


Vernon SPCA Featured Pet

Pumpkin
Pumpkin Vernon SPCA >


27548




Member of the RTNDA
32712