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Two overnight car fires may be related

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March 25, 2014 - 11:50 AM

KELOWNA - Two suspicious cars fires had to be extinguished early this morning by emergency personnel, with one causing damage to neighbouring property.

An RCMP investigation was launched when police were called to the first fire at 3 a.m., located on the 1500 block of Collison Road. The fire apparently started on the driver's seat of a Jeep YJ and police were able to extinguish it before it engulfed the vehicle.

The second fire was called in at 5:08 a.m. on the 100 block of Scarboro Road. This time the fire began on the driver's seat of a Toyota Camry, but was too large for the caller to put out. By the time emergency personnel arrived, the fire engulfed the entire vehicle. A nearby Mazda and Chevy pickup were damaged by the heat.

Police are investigating to determine if the fires are related.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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