Utility trailer parked in Kelowna set on fire

Police suspect vandals behind incident Tuesday that occurred in the 100-block of Hollywood Road North.

  • Mar. 16, 2016 4:00 p.m.

A local woman was quick to respond in dousing a small fire in a utility trailer filled with yard waste that was left in a strip mall parking lot overnight.

On Tuesday night at 9:01 p.m., the Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a utility trailer which was on fire in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant located in the 100 block of Hollywood Road North.

Police say a passerby on Highway 33 spotted the fire and quickly jumped into action. The Kelowna woman ran inside the restaurant, alerted staff to the fire and took a fire extinguisher to douse the small blaze.

The small fire, which was in the rear corner of the trailer caused damage to the tarp covering the load and the rear brake light housing. The small four-oot utility trailer was not attached to any vehicles, and the fire was extinguished before it spread.

Police have been told that a few youths associated to a small white car were observed leaving the area when the woman arrived to extinguish the fire. There were also a few youths associated to a dark coloured pick-up truck in the area at the time.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

Just Posted

Country Music hopes to raise funds for Grand Forks families

The event will take place at OK Corral in Kelowna

Vernon second-degree murder suspect found not criminally responsible

Angelo Gabriel Monfort’s matter will be put to the British Columbia Review Board

Preliminary inquiry being held for West Kelowna man charged in wife’s murder

Man charged in the killing of his wife is in court this week for a preliminary inquiry.

Kelowna a top Canadian city when it comes to moves

U-Haul ranks city 19th on its list of top 20 spots for DIY movers

SunRype puts stamp on Okanagan Marathon

The Kelowna-based company takes over title sponsorship of the annual October run and festival

Hot weather to hit the valley

Environment Canada issues a special weather statement.

Border officials argue B.C. man’s Facebook posts threat to Canada’s security

A B.C. Supreme Court judge acquitted Othman Hamdan of terrorism charges last September

Reena Virk’s mother has died

Both of Virk’s parents became activists against bullying in wake of daughters’ death

Over 800 cars hit the streets in Penticton for Beach Cruise

Largest Peach City Beach Cruise event to-date to take place in Penticton

B.C. announces $75M to help friends, family care for seniors at home

Funding will go towards respite care and adult day programs

Timely tide attracts another pod of orcas to Victoria

The pod left the harbour about 30 minutes later

Rockets add forward in deal with ‘Tips

Kelowna acquires 16-year-old Mark Liwiski from Everett in exchange for a draft pick

Canada won’t ‘play politics’ on U.S. migrant children policy

The U.S. government is under fire over its ”zero tolerance” policy

Capitals coach resigns after Stanley Cup win

Barry Trotz announced his resignation on Monday

Most Read