RCMP investigating suspicious fires set Tuesday evening in Glenmore

2 suspicious fires overnight

UPDATE 11:37 a.m.

Lisa Husch who lives near Ballou Park in Glenmore shared several photos of the initial response by the Kelowna Fire Department Tuesday evening.

Husch says her neighbours, Courtney Smith Ball and her husband Adam were instrumental in fighting the fire. Husch tells Castanet Courtney called 911 while her husband ran over with a fire extinguisher and started working on the fire near Ballou Park around 9 p.m.

Kelowna Fire Deputy Chief, Tim Light says tips and assistance from the general public are extremely helpful and appreciated, "absolutely."

Light says the fire department sent four engines a bush truck and their command vehicle to the scene of the Ballou park fire, "we're not taking any chances. we're hitting (fires) with everything we got as fast as we can and hopefully, we can deal with it before the wind gets it or it moves up into the trees."

Light says the second fire after Ballou park was set between 40 and 50 minutes later on Long Ridge Drive, he says both fires were quickly extinguished.

UPDATE 9:30 a.m.

Kelowna RCMP is investigating a pair of suspicious fires overnight in the Glenmore area of Kelowna.

RCMP was called after Kelowna fire crews had to extinguish two fires set about 40 minutes apart.

The first incident occurred just after 9 p.m. on Moubray Rd, near Ballou Park in Glenmore.

"We hit it hard and we hit it fast," says Kelowna Fire Deputy Chief, Tim Light.

The other fire was sparked approximately 40 minutes later on the slope of the 500-block of Long Ridge Drive in Kelowna.

“RCMP has initiated an investigation and an RCMP fire investigator has examined the scene. We believe this fire was human-caused and we are actively investigating,” states Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy of the Kelowna RCMP. “Thankfully it was extinguished quickly, and no one was injured. We are now appealing to anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the area to contact us.”

If you have any information regarding this matter and have not yet spoken to police, or you have any information that may assist our investigators, you are urged to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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