No fire protection service meant there was no chance of saving a stolen van from being burned out of commission.
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers were called Saturday just before 9 p.m. to a vehicle fire in the 300 block of Commonage Road, less than a mile from the Predator Ridge Resort.
“The vehicle was engulfed in flames when our officers arrived,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “It was outside the fire protection are and consequently burned out.”
The vehicle was a 2007 Dodge Caravan that had been reported stolen out of Kelowna Oct. 8.
A towing company was called to retrieve the vehicle the next morning after it had cooled down.
No suspects were located in the area.