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Cube van erupts in flames at Okanagan Falls service station

Police are treating a cube van fire in Okanagan Falls as suspicious. The fire broke out in the parked van around 11 p.m. May 16, 2016.
May 17, 2016 - 1:27 PM

OKANAGAN FALLS - Police are calling a fire which damaged a cube van and a nearby building in Okanagan Falls last night suspicious.

The van burst into flames near the Centex gas station in Okanagan Falls shortly after 11 p.m. yesterday, May 16, Penticton RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says.

A motorist passing by noticed flames enveloping the front of the van with the driver’s door open. The vehicle had no plates on it.

Okanagan Falls firefighters were able to knock down the flames just as they were spreading to an adjacent building, but not before considerable damage was done to the building’s exterior.

Police are calling the incident suspicious.

The matter continues under investigation, though video footage taken at the scene may reveal a suspect known to police. 

A woman working at the Cantex gas station, who did not wish to be named, says she and her husband owned the van. It had been sitting in the lot for several months, and they were considering auctioning it off because they were no longer using it.

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