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December 27, 2016 - 2:30 PM

PENTICTON - Penticton emergency personnel and Osoyoos firefighters responded to three fires over the Christmas weekend.

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says Penticton RCMP and Penticton Fire Department responded to a shed fire on Three Mile Road in Naramata early in the morning of Friday, Dec. 24.

The shed building was destroyed, as were many heirlooms and antiques contained in the building.

The fire is suspected to have originated in the area of a space heater and heat lamp being used in the shed.

Penticton police and fire personnel also attended a car fire in front of 703 Forestbrook Drive at 5 a.m. Dec. 24. The fire appears to have been deliberately set as a window in the vehicle was broken.

Police suspect the fire was a targeted incident.

The incident continues to be investigated.

Osoyoos Fire Department Chief Rick Jones says firefighters in Osoyoos were called to an older park model trailer on Lakehead Campsite Road yesterday, Dec. 26, around 6 p.m. to a structure fire that turned out to be a wall plug burning.

“We hosed it down and cut a three foot square section of the wall away to ensure the fire hadn’t spread,” Jones says.

He advised the owners to find other accommodation for the night.


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