Firefighters were called to the highway in front of the Tim Hortons at the corner of Channel Parkway and Fairview Road about noon after a woman allegedly lit a box books and paperwork on fire.
The blaze was started about four-feet from the highway near cedar bushes and the coffee shop’s flower bed.
Penticton firefighters managed to quickly putting out the small fire with a few buckets of water.
“For some reason the young woman lit a book on fire at the side of the highway. It’s kind of odd so we’re going to have the ambulance check her out and make sure she’s okay,” Chad Taylor, a firefighter with the Penticton fire department said.
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