Dumpster set ablaze

Firefighters responded to a recycling bin fire Tuesday at 11:30 p.m. in the 4550 block of 31st Street.

Authorities are seeking public assistance after another suspicious fire in Vernon.

Firefighters responded to a recycling bin fire Tuesday at 11:30 p.m. in the 4550 block of 31st Street.

“We are concerned that an individual or individuals are putting the safety of residents at risk,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

In mid-July, there were four incidents of recycling bins or items next to dumpsters being set on fire in the area of 27th Street and 45th Avenue.

Molendyk isn’t sure if the latest incident is linked to the arsons in July.

“We have no idea but it’s coincidental that it’s at the same time of night and the same kind of thing,” he said.

Molendyk does not believe there is a connection between Tuesday’s fire and a blaze at a homeless camp along the 31st Street railway tracks Sunday.

“They are two totally different kinds of fire. They occurred at different times of the day,” he said.

Anyone with information about Tuesday’s dumpster fire is asked to call the Vernon RCMP or Crime Stoppers.


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