British Columbia

Three suspicious fires in two days in North Okanagan

RCMP in the North Okanagan are concerned about a string of fires set at garages in Armstrong, B.C., this week.

Police ask witnesses to come forward

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP say they are 'concerned about this recent string of fires.' (CBC)

Police in the North Okanagan are asking anyone with information to come forward following three suspicious fires in two days in Armstrong, B.C.

All three fires were on the same block in the small community and all involved garages being set on fire.

The latest incident happened around 2 a.m. PT Friday, when RCMP officers were called to Warner Avenue and found a garage fully engulfed in flames. The fire was put out, but caused significant damage to the home.

While on scene, police and firefighters were informed of an earlier fire on the same block, where a separate homeowner found his garage on fire. Police said the man extinguished the fire himself before it got out of hand.

Meanwhile, on Thursday at 2:30 a.m., police were again called to Warner Avenue where a garage door and front vinyl siding were damaged by fire.

Fires treated as arson

No one was injured as a result of any of the blazes, but police are concerned about the pattern and are treating the string of fires as arson.

"We are alive to the fact that these fires have occurred within a short period of time and have similar circumstances," said RCMP Const. Kelly Brett. 

"We are confident that someone has information that can further these investigations and are asking anyone with information to contact us."

An RCMP major crime investigator attended the fire scenes.

All three incidents are under investigation.

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