UPDATE: Truck fire on Okanagan Connector - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
18.9°C

UPDATE: Truck fire on Okanagan Connector

The truck is on fire at the Okanagan Connector.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Janis Thompson
June 02, 2019 - 5:55 PM

WEST KELOWNA - A truck was engulfed in flames on the Okanagan Connector near West Kelowna on the weekend.

A truck hauling a black horse trailer was engulfed in flames on the Okanagan Connector coming down Brenda Mines Hill at 5:20 p.m. on June 2. The trailer was also on fire and a line of flames trailed behind them.

There were no horses in the trailer, RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a news release. A man and a woman were able to escape the truck uninjured. The couple had dropped off the horses in Kelowna and were heading back to Prince George.

Since the fire was outside the West Kelowna Fire Rescue Department boundaries, RCMP could only monitor the flames to make sure they didn't spread to the nearby forest.

Trail of flames leading away from the truck.
Trail of flames leading away from the truck.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Janis Thompson

— This story was updated June 3, 2019 at 11:25 a.m. to add information from RCMP.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Sean Mott or call (250) 864-7494 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 penticton News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile