Second suspicious fire in Lumby

RCMP are investigating after a car fire Wednesday night

  • Jun. 2, 2017 10:00 a.m.

Car fire in Lumby

A couple of suspicious fires in Lumby are raising eyebrows.

The Lumby Fire Department and Lumby RCMP were called to a vehicle fire Wednesday at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Shuswap Avenue.

“Upon arrival, police and fire observed that the vehicle, a 2015 Volkswagon Golf, was completely engulfed in flames,” said RCMP Cpl. Trevor Tribes.

The fire was quickly extinguished, however the vehicle was a total loss.

“This was an extremely hot fire, causing heat damage to a pick-up truck parked nearby and charring to a fence,” said Tribes.

Quick action by the Lumby Fire Department prevented additional damage to a garden shed and potentially the owner’s and neighbouring residences.

“This is the second suspicious fire at this residence in recent weeks and police are seeking information from the public that may lead to the identity of those responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lumby RCMP at 250-547-2151 or Crimestoppers.

Vernon Morning Star

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