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Lull in suspicious fires

No news is good news.

It’s been nearly two weeks since any suspicious fires have been sparked in the North Okanagan, which has investigators hoping the culprit(s) called it quits.

“There appears to have been a bit of a lull and we are crossing our fingers,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

The region has been hit by more than 20 suspicious fires in recent months, ranging from a port-a-potty to pallets, boats, motorhomes and abandoned buildings. No one has been injured.

The latest was the Kin Race Track grandstand fire, although it’s unknown if that fire is related to the others.

“We are still working diligently on that (suspicious fires),” said Molendyk, adding that there are six investigators but they do not have a suspect.

“It’s still very much on the minds of the citizens of this community and our investigators.”

Anyone with any information relating to any of the suspicious fires can anonymously call Crimstoppers and leave a tip at 1-800-222-8477.

 

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