A fire in the bushes, following a loud pop nearby the Galaxy Cinemas Vernon was reported Monday evening.
Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to the call shortly after 6 p.m. and upon their arrival the bush fire had been snuffed.
Bystanders were able to douse the bush fire with an extinguisher, but after further inspection, firefighters found a portion of a homeless encampment had also ignited.
An investigation is underway.
More information to come.