Downtown Fire Suspicious

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP would like to speak to any witnesses to a suspicious fire that occurred on April 14th in the down town area of Vernon. 

RCMP say during the early morning hours they responded to a suspicious fire in the 2900 block of 31st street in Vernon.  Police say it appeared to be pallets burning.  When the officers arrived, a man was attempting to extinguish the fire, however prior to police being able to speak to that person, he left the area. 

“Other witnesses on scene advised police that the male left the area driving a BMW,” says Cst. Kelly Brett. “The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are looking to speak to this male to gather further information for their investigation at this time”. 

Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or knows the driver of the BMW to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at