News

Cause of West Kelowna fire remains unknown

The cause behind last week's Bear Creek Road fire remains a mystery, say Kelowna police.

"The fire is deemed suspicious in nature as there was no evidence of any natural cause," said Const. Steve Holmes.

"However, there's no evidence of anything covert, such as the use of accelerants at the scene."

The fire, which broke out in the Bear Creek Road/Parkinson Road area at 2 p.m on June 3, could be seen from points across the Valley as plumes of smoke rose high into the sky.

There were three fires in total, two of them measured about 100 square feet while the largest one was 1,500 square feet in size.

As it spread the fire came within 500 meters of one house, although it was quickly snuffed out.

The investigation is continuing and Holmes asked that those who may have seen anything contact Crimestoppers.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Carter finds gridiron home with Ti-Cats
 
Ride-sharing company spooks taxi firms
 
James Elliott running for city council
Adrian Liu almost takes second straight title in Orlando
 
Couples hit the links for Mr. and Mrs. Tournament
 
Diane Stemberger passes the torch
Selkirk College prepares for SROAMazing Race
 
Mount Baker tops Bombers
 
Bombers tame Mount Baker Wild

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 31 edition online now. Browse the archives.