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RCMP investigating arson fire in West Kelowna woods

June 30, 2020 - 11:34 AM

Fire crews were called to a fire in a wooded area in West Kelowna yesterday afternoon and RCMP say the blaze was suspicious.

West Kelowna firefighters put out the fire in a wooded area along Blue Jay Drive at around 2:40 p.m. yesterday, June 29, according to an RCMP media release.

“RCMP believe that the fire was deliberately set,” West Kelowna RCMP Staff Sgt. Duncan Dixon said in the release. “Thankfully no one was injured, but this incident was extremely dangerous.”

The suspect got away before officers arrived at the scene of the fire.

RCMP describe the suspect as a Caucasian male with short dark hair. He was wearing a dark jacket and a dark shirt.

If you have information about this arson incident and have not yet spoken to police, or you have any information that may assist our investigators, you are urged to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.

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