Justice Park in Vernon, B.C., in 2017. (Halina J. Beaulieu - Google Maps)

Justice Park in Vernon, B.C., in 2017. (Halina J. Beaulieu - Google Maps)

Fire snuffed in downtown Vernon encampment

Smoke spotted in Justice Park from small campfire

Smoke rising from Justice Park near Vernon’s downtown Friday morning was from a small campfire.

Vernon Fire Rescue Services were quick to extinguish the campfire on Oct. 1 around 9:30 a.m.

RCMP were asked to attend the encampment across from the Vernon courthouse where approximately five were staying.

A reportedly belligerent man had left the encampment and RCMP began looking for him.

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