The Penticton fire department quickly extinguished the books and paperwork with a bucket of water Wednesday. (Tara Bowie photo)

Fire ignites on side of Highway 97 in Penticton

A young woman lit a box of books on fire near Tim Hortons

  • Feb. 27, 2019 12:00 a.m.

Firefighters were called to the highway in front of the Tim Hortons at the corner of Channel Parkway and Fairview Road about noon after a woman allegedly lit a box books and paperwork on fire.

The blaze was started about four-feet from the highway near cedar bushes and the coffee shop’s flower bed.

Penticton firefighters managed to quickly putting out the small fire with a few buckets of water.

“For some reason the young woman lit a book on fire at the side of the highway. It’s kind of odd so we’re going to have the ambulance check her out and make sure she’s okay,” Chad Taylor, a firefighter with the Penticton fire department said.

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