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Vernon RCMP on hunt for suspects after early morning car fire

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July 07, 2020 - 1:58 PM

Some Vernon residents were awoken early this morning to the sound of a car alarm set off by a suspicious car fire.

Officers arrived at the scene of a car fire in the area of 24 Avenue and 39 Street at 2:30 a.m. today, July 7, according to an RCMP media release.

When police arrived, they found fire crews working to extinguish the flames which had completely engulfed the car.

“While the fire department was putting out the fire, our officers canvased the neighbourhood for potential witnesses or video surveillance of the incident. Based on information we learned at the scene, police are treating the fire as suspicious,” Vernon North Okanagan RCMP media relations officer Cpl. Tania Finn says in the release.

No suspects have been identified as police continue to investigate.

If you have any information about the incident, contact the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171, or leave a tip anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

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