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A Vernon firefighter extinguishes a blaze in a 2000 Honda Accord in the 3200 block of 25th Street Monday morning. The fire is being deemed suspicious and is being investigated by RCMP. - Vernon Fire Rescue photo
A Vernon firefighter extinguishes a blaze in a 2000 Honda Accord in the 3200 block of 25th Street Monday morning. The fire is being deemed suspicious and is being investigated by RCMP.
— image credit: Vernon Fire Rescue photo

An early morning fire sparked inside a Vernon resident’s car is under investigation.

Vernon firefighters were called to a car fire in the 3200 block of 25th St. Monday just before 5 a.m.

The owner reported his 2002 Honda Accord was on fire in his driveway.

“The caller reported seeing flames in the passenger area,” said Jack Blair, Vernon deputy fire chief, of where the blaze appears to have originated.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire before it caused any major damage to the nearby home.

“It was near the house, it appears it actually cracked a window on the house due to the heat exposure from the fire,” said Blair.

The car, which has been secured for investigation, is a write-off.

“It is a major fire loss,” said Blair.

The fire has been deemed suspicious in nature and is being investigated by both the RCMP and the fire department.

 

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