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Vernon RCMP say DND land grass fire 'suspicious'

Vernon Fire Department
August 20, 2020 - 8:58 AM

Vernon Fire Rescue doused a suspicious grass fire on a hillside near the DND land yesterday evening.

According to a Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP media release, at 6:40 p.m. Aug 19 officers arrived at the Department of National Defence army camp near Highway 97 to investigate a suspicious grass fire after a member of the public reported a woman in the area acting erratically and being concerned for her safety.

"One of our officers approached the hillside from the bottom and located a woman matching the description given by witnesses," Vernon RCMP Cpl. Tania Finn said in the release. "Believing the woman was a danger to herself and others, she was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and transported to the hospital by police."

The release says the Vernon Fire Rescue doused the fire and no structures were affected. Police say the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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