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Officials investigate car fire

Vernon firefighters douse a blaze consuming a late-model Pontiac in the 3900 block of 32nd Avenue at 6:50 a.m. Sunday. There was no damage to the nearby garage. The case is under investigation by the RCMP. - Vernon Fire Department photo
Vernon firefighters douse a blaze consuming a late-model Pontiac in the 3900 block of 32nd Avenue at 6:50 a.m. Sunday. There was no damage to the nearby garage. The case is under investigation by the RCMP.
— image credit: Vernon Fire Department photo

Vernon Fire Rescue Services are treating an early morning Sunday car fire as suspicious in nature.

Fire and police personnel responded to a report of an older model Pontiac on fire in the 4000 block of 32nd Avenue shortly before 6:30 a.m., but discovered the car was ablaze at a home in the 3900 block close to a shed.

“The fire departmen arrived and contained the fire to the vehicle,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendy. “There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.”

The car was completely destroyed in the fire, and was later towed to a bay where fire inspectors could investigate.

The incident remains under investigation by both fire and police officials.

 

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