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Clothes set on fire

Alanna Kelly

UPDATE 1:30 p.m.

Kelowna RCMP say a 33-year-old West Kelowna woman is in custody in connection with this morning's fire at a home on Webber Road in Glenrosa.

Police say the woman was arrested and faces potential charges after neighbours followed the woman from the scene. However, they are not saying what those charges could be.

The house sustained more than $100,000 in damage as a result of the fire.

Fire officials say it is not known if the occupants were insured.


UPDATE: 1 p.m.

A woman is in custody after she allegedly set fire to a pile of men's clothing.

No one was believed to be inside the home at the time of the fire, and the woman was arrested near the Webber Road home. 

“Witnesses on scene reported seeing a female lighting something in the backyard and departing on foot,” said Const. Kent Hall.

The woman was arrested and police said the investigation is in the preliminary stages.

“Looks like it started on the back ... side of the house and extended up into the attic space," said assistant fire chief Brent Watson.

The motive of the fire is unknown at this time.

– with files from Alanna Kelly 


ORIGINAL: 11:50 a.m.

One female is in custody after she allegedly intentionally set fire to a pile of men's clothing in a backyard at 3627 Webber Rd. 

West Kelowna fire crews responded to the blaze just after 10 a.m. 

RCMP and fire crews filled the street. 

Neighbours tell Castanet they knocked on the door of the home to ensure no one was home, and nobody answered. 

West Kelowna Fire crews deem the fire to be suspicious. 

Castanet has a reporter on scene and will update as more information becomes available. 



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