Vernon police, fire department investigating suspicious fire in BX park - InfoNews

Current Conditions


Vernon police, fire department investigating suspicious fire in BX park

Police tape remained at the scene of the fire Saturday morning, July 23.
July 23, 2016 - 8:23 AM

VERNON - Officials will return to BX Creek Trail Park today looking for clues as to how a fire started in the area.

Vernon RCMP Sgt. Mike Moyer says the fire that started just before 10 p.m. July 22 is suspicious. 

"Vernon Fire investigator will be examining the areas of origin to determine the nature of the fire," he says in a release. "No structures, vehicles, residence or injuries were reported."

The park remains closed off today, says Bill Wacey, chief of the BX-Swan Lake Fire Department.

RCMP investigators are asking for public assistance and would like to speak to any witness or anyone who may have information regarding this matter, they ask that anyone with information call the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171 or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Image Credit: Contributed/Mawahib Musa

To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston or call 250-309-5230 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, 2016
InfoTel News Ltd

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