Another grass fire in Vernon’s Becker Park; this one is suspicious

VERNON – Vernon fire crews put out another grass fire in a park right in the middle of city.

Firefighters were called to a third blaze in just over a week in Becker Park at about 6:36 a.m., Saturday, June 20. The cause of this one has been deemed suspicious in nature.

Capt. Brent Bond says crews quickly doused the 20 ft by 60 ft grass fire in the park just behind the Vernon Rec Centre before it had a chance to grow.

Bond says the fire was nowhere near the fire a few days ago, which was just off the trail through the park. Investigators suspect both the June 11 and June 12 grass fires were caused by a discarded cigarette.

He says the RCMP are investigating the cause of Saturday’s fire and collected evidence from the scene.

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