Small fire could be a big problem

A small fire that broke out in the Lackawanna Park washroom building was quickly extinguished by the Penticton Fire Department.

PENTICTON - A small fire that caused minimal damage still has the concern of Penticton firefighters and police.

Penticton firefighters were called to quench a small fire that broke out in the washroom building at Lackawanna Park on Lakeshore Drive at 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon.

Penticton Fire Department Fire Inspector Mike Richards said the fire caused minor damage, and was believed to have fueled on trash.

“It was deemed clearly suspicious,” Richards said, noting Penticton RCMP attended the scene and are investigating the incident.

Richards said the fire department will be monitoring the incident in the event there are further similar fires. He said the city has been fortunate so far not having had to deal with a rash of fires similar to the one experienced yesterday.

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