Fire department keeps a lid on dumpster fires

Kelowna’s police and fire fighting forces responded to three dumpster fires, in rapid succession early Friday morning.

Kelowna’s police and fire fighting forces responded to three dumpster fires, in rapid succession early Friday morning.

“The first call came in around 10 minutes after midnight and within six minutes, the other two were reported,” said Const. Steve Holmes.

“Dumpsters in the 300 block of Franklyn Road as well as in the 300 and 400 block of Highway 33 appear to have been deliberately set ablaze, however, the quick response from the fire department saw all three extinguished with no apparent damage to any other property.”

Police are investigating and are asking the public for any information or suspicious activity with respect to these incidents.

Please call the Kelowna RCMP detachment at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit www.crimestoppers.net to report a crime.