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Suspected West Kelowna wildfire arsonist has been charged

July 22, 2021 - 3:08 PM

Kelowna RCMP have charged and arrested the man suspected of trying to start a wildfire in West Kelowna on July 10.

A suspect was arrested at the time and released pending charges.

READ MORE: Suspected wildfire arsonist's release from custody last straw for Okanagan MLA

A Kelowna RCMP news release today, July 22, says the BC Prosecution Service approved a charge of arson.

Stephen Leader, 36, was arrested this morning, charged with arson, taken into custody and faced court this afternoon.

READ MORE: West Kelowna man arrested after allegedly trying to start wildfire

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