Trepanier Road

Trepanier Road

UPDATE: Sports car destroyed in blaze

A sports car was totalled after igniting on Trepanier Road Friday afternoon.

  • Jan. 27, 2017 3:00 p.m.

UPDATE: JAN. 30, 2017

RCMP say there does not appear to be anything suspicious about a destructive car fire on Trepanier Road on Friday.

West Kelowna RCMP were called to the scene on Jan. 27 at 1:51 p.m. at Trepanier near Lost Road for reports of a vehicle fire.

“Police arrived on scene to find a 2007 Pontiac Solstice fully engulfed in flames in the middle of the driving portion of the roadway,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

Fire crews from Peachland responded out of their jurisdiction at the RCMP’s request to douse the flames.

“Investigators have been told that a suspected electrical issue led the vehicle’s driver to jump start the car, at which time the blaze was sparked,” said O’Donaghey.

“There were no injuries as a result of the blaze.”

The wreckage was eventually towed from the roadway.

ORIGINAL: JAN. 27, 2017

A sports car is totalled after igniting on Trepanier Road Friday afternoon.

The car was in the southbound lane of Trepanier, near Lost Road, off Highway 97C.

The Peachland Fire Department was called in to put out the blaze, which was out of its jurisdiction, by the RCMP. The fire department could not comment on the nature of the fire.

Fire Chief Dennis Craig says the car was fully engulfed when crews arrived and was destroyed by the blaze.

A witness tells the Cap News the car is basically down to the frame following the destructive fire.

The Cap News will update this story once we hear back from RCMP.

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