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Kelowna man wakes up to gasoline being poured around his home

September 14, 2020 - 1:17 PM

A potentially fiery encounter between two men at a Kelowna home is the focus of an RCMP investigation. 

Mounties were dispatched Sept. 13, 2020 just before 4 a.m., to a residence in the 300-block of Academy Way in Kelowna where a man awoke to find another man seemingly pouring gasoline around his home and allegedly threatening to set it ablaze.

"The resident managed to flee the house without any injuries," RCMP said in a press release.

RCMP officers arrived and took a 37-year-old Kelowna man into custody without incident. The suspect has since been released from custody on numerous conditions for a future court date.

RCMP continue to secure the scene, as forensic specialists gather physical evidence and continue to investigate.

“It is fortunate that no one was injured in this incident,” Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy of the Kelowna RCMP said in a press release. “These two men were known to each other and we do not believe that there is further danger to the public. No further information is being released at this time.”

Anyone with any information about this crime can contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.  Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at

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