Suspicious car fire outside law office

The Vernon Fire Department was called to a burning vehicle in a lane way off 30 Avenue Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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VERNON - Investigators are calling a vehicle fire Wednesday evening on Main Street suspicious in nature.

Deputy fire chief Jack Blair says the department responded to a fully involved Ford Explorer in the lane way by Nixon Wenger just off 30 Avenue around 6:30 p.m.

“Firefighters extinguished it and requested RCMP attend,” Blair says. “They are investigating it as a suspicious fire. We don’t know how it started or why it started.”

Crews knocked down the fire quickly and checked for smoke damage in the Nixon Wenger building. The lane way was blocked off to the public for some time.

“There was no danger to any other structure in the area,” Blair says.

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