RCMP investigating Salmon Arm carport fire as arson - InfoNews

Current Conditions


RCMP investigating Salmon Arm carport fire as arson

Fire crews and RCMP responded to the early morning blaze.
Image Credit: iStockphoto.com
August 09, 2019 - 11:27 AM

KAMLOOPS - An arson fire in Salmon Arm destroyed a vehicle and a carport, almost spreading to a house earlier this week.

Police and fire crews responded to the suspicious fire at around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, according to an RCMP media release.

RCMP say the people in the home awoke after hearing popping noises, likely from parts of the vehicle that was being destroyed by the fire. Residents saw a tall man fleeing the scene.

Firefighters were able to save the main structure from the blaze.

"As RCMP and fire department personnel investigated the scene it was determined that the fire was intentionally set using an accelerant," Salmon Arm RCMP Staff Sgt. Scott West says in the release. "RCMP investigators are treating this as arson and the investigation is ongoing."

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jenna Wheeler or call (250) 819-6089 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2019
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kelowna News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile