Suspicious Vernon car fire under investigation

Firefighters were called to a car fire at a condominium complex on 28th Street Wednesday at 4:50 a.m.

Another suspicious fire is under investigation in Vernon.

Firefighters were called to a car fire at a condominium complex on 28th Street Wednesday at 4:50 a.m.

“It’s under investigation and is probably suspicious,” said Jack Blair, deputy fire chief.

“The vehicle was towed to a yard and the RCMP will have a look at it.”

The owner of the vehicle attempted to extinguish the blaze before the firefighters arrived.

Damage was contained to the passenger seat and door panel.

“There’s not a lot of damage but the car is likely a write-off,” said Blair.

This is just the latest suspicious fire in Vernon, which has included a playground and the exterior of a vacant downtown building.

“It’s a huge concern,” said Blair, adding that it’s not known if there is a connection between the incidents.

Not only can fires spread to adjacent structures, the smouldering material can pose a health risk to emergency personnel and residents.

“When you look at the things used in manufacturing vehicles, this stuff can be deadly,” said Blair.

 

 

Vernon Morning Star