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Another suspicious fire in Vernon

The cause of the fire which destroyed this garage in the 100-block of Kalamalka Lake Road Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 is considered suspicious and the RCMP are investigating.
Image Credit: Contributed/Vernon Fire Rescue
October 26, 2014 - 10:39 AM

VERNON – The blaze in the garage of a vacant house in Vernon Saturday night may be a case of arson.

Deputy fire chief Lawrie Skolrood says the cause of the fire has been deemed suspicious and the investigation has been turned over the RCMP.

Firefighters were called to the detached garage in the 100-block of Kalamalka Lake Road, across the street from the Alpine Centre, at about 10:46 p.m.

Skolrood says he can’t release any more information about the fire to the public due to a new directive from the RCMP.

Efforts to reach the RCMP for comment have been unsuccessful.

This is the third suspicious fire in Vernon in just over a week.

Investigators are looking into a fire in a metal recycling bin at the Interior Freight and Bottle Depot on 24 Avenue, Monday, Oct. 20.

Arson is suspected after a fire at a three-storey building under construction in the 2700-block of 41 Avenue on Oct. 16.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 1:32 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 with a photo.

— This story was updated at 8:51 a.m., Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 with a new photo.

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