Truck fire not suspicious

Vernon Fire Rescue were called to a vehicle fire early Sunday morning.

At 4:39 a.m., crews received a call of a truck on fire at 1012 Windsor Place.

Cpt. Reinhard Mann said a Ford F-350 pick up was parked next to a house when it caught fire, however the incident does not seem suspicious.

The fire started to ignite the vinyl siding on the garage, but crews quickly doused the flames, keeping damage to the house minimal.

Mann said the fire was contained to the engine compartment of the truck which he suspects will be a total write off.

“The block heater was plugged in so could be a potential cause, but they will have to check it out more on Monday. It doesn't seem suspicious,” he said, adding the owners were in the process of moving to Alberta and had their belongings in a trailer that was supposed to have been towed by the truck.

Fire officials will be examining the truck Monday for a definitive cause.

Over the summer and early fall, crews were called to a couple of vehicle fires that were deemed suspicious.


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