Vehicle fire suspicious

A still image is being released by the Kelowna RCMP in an effort to further their ongoing investigation into a vehicle fire late Saturday night in North Glenmore.

Investigators are treating it as suspicious.

At around 11 pm, the RCMP and the Kelowna Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the 400 block of Yates Road. 

The interior of the Dodge Journey was fully engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived. 

Police tracked down the registered owner of the SUV, who was unaware of any items within the vehicle that could have potentially started or fueled the blaze.

Witnesses says a suspicious male was seen walking away from the fire scene following the sound of a small explosion.

“According to a witness in the area at the time, an unidentified suspicious male was observed walking away from the fire scene following the sound of a small explosion,” states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey of the Kelowna RCMP. “Police have obtained an image of the unknown male, and although the photograph is of low quality, investigators are hopeful that someone who knows this man may recognize his clothing or even his stature.”

He's described as about 6 feet tall, with brown hair, seen wearing a yellow plaid jacket and dark coloured pants. 

If you saw the incident or the suspect, you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP.