Three Suspicious Fires in Two Days

On March 9th, 2018 at approximately 2:00 am, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious fire in the 3600 block of Warner Ave, Armstrong. Upon Police arrival, an attached garage was fully engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished, but not before significant damage to the home was sustained.

While on scene, police and Fire Services were advised another fire was located on the same block of Warner Ave, where a home owner found his garage on fire. The fire was extinguished by the home owner prior to the fire getting out of hand. The garage sustained moderate damage.

This is the third fire that has occurred in the early hours in two consecutive days.

On March 8th, 2018 at approximately 2:30 am, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious fire in the 3600 block of Warner Ave, Armstrong. A garage door and front vinyl siding was damaged by the fire before being extinguished.

No one was injured as a result of the three fires.

An RCMP major crime investigator and the Forensic Identification Section attended both scenes. The investigation has led police to believe the fires were incendiary in nature and are therefore being treated as Arson.

All three incidents are under investigation and in the beginning stages.

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are concerned about this recent string of fires and are asking residents to report suspicious activity to police immediately.

We are alive to the fact that these fires have occurred within a short period of time and have similar circumstances says RCMP Cst. Kelly Brett. We are confident that someone has information that can further these investigations and are asking anyone with information to contact us.

If you have any information about any of these fires or who may be responsible, please contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.