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Kelowna RCMP seek public’s help with Knox Mountain wildfire investigation

Police suspect the fire was human-caused
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Retardant is shown being dropped from a plane on the Knox Mountain fire on Canada Day. (Submitted)

Kelowna RCMP is looking for the public’s help with the investigation into the Knox Mountain wildfire on Canada Day.

Police suspect the fire was human-caused and are asking anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity at the top or near the base of the mountain between 12 and 2 p.m. on July 1 to contact them.

The image below shows an area shaded in green which had a direct sightline to the location of the fire.

Kelowna RCMP is asking anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity at the top or near the base of the mountain between 12 and 2 p.m. on July 1, 2023 to come forward. (RCMP)
Kelowna RCMP is asking anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity at the top or near the base of the mountain between 12 and 2 p.m. on July 1, 2023 to come forward. (RCMP)

Members of the public in this area could potentially have video footage of any suspicious activity.

RCMP believe the locations with the best angles are bounded by the following streets:

  • Eastern boundary - Richter Street;
  • Southern boundary - Clement Avenue;
  • Western boundary - Okanagan Lake/Manhattan Point;
  • Northern boundary - Central Avenue.

The area shaded in red is not in the sightline, therefore not visible to the area in question.

If members of the public have high-resolution video footage of Knox Mountain or any information related to this investigation, they are asked to contact Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 and reference the file number 2023-37249.

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