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

Season wraps for Kelowna Rockets

The Rockets came close to a playoff berth, but were bounced out by Kamloops in tiebreaker

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Friday last day before rain and clouds return

Environement Canada forcasts a sunny Friday, but darker weekend days

West Kelowna Firefighters to host memorial golf tournament

The 1st annual Troy Russell Memorial honors the late firefighter

Kelowna 4th worst city in B.C. for homeless deaths

A report from BC Coroners Service reveals the most recent numbers from 2007 to 2016

Record rotary auction makes Okanagan dreams come true

Kalamalka Rotary Club donates more than $194,000

VIDEO: Restaurant robots are already in Canada

Robo Sushi in Toronto has waist-high robots that guide patrons to empty seats

Permit rejected to bring two cheetahs to B.C.

Earl Pfeifer owns two cheetahs, one of which escaped in December 2015

Real-life tsunami threat in Port Alberni prompts evacuation updates

UBC study says some people didn’t recognize the emergency signal

Care providers call for B.C. seniors’ watchdog to step down

The association also asks the province to conduct an audit and review of the mandate of her office

Update: Highway 3 near Keremeos open to alternating traffic

Details scarce about collision that has closed Highway 3 west of Keremeos

Okanagan librarian delves into trio of titles

Book Talk: Dark Matter, Lincoln’s Dreams and The Jealous Kind

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

“If you purchased N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill … do not drink it.”

B.C. man gets award for thwarting theft, sexual assault – all in 10 minutes

Karl Dey helped the VPD take down a violent sex offender

Baby left alone in vehicle in B.C. Walmart parking lot

Williams Lake RCMP issue warning after attending complaint at Walmart Wednesday

Most Read