Another early morning fire happened in the same block of Warner Avenue in Armstrong Friday. (Facebook photo)

Three fires in two nights treated as arson

Warner Avenue in Armstrong hit by three fires on two consecutive early mornings

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP has been called to three fires in two nights in the same block on an Armstrong road.

RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious fire in the 3600 block of Warner Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.

Upon Police arrival, an attached garage was fully engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished, but not before significant damage to the home was sustained.

While on scene, police and Fire Services were advised another fire was located on the same block of Warner Ave, where a home owner found his garage on fire. The fire was extinguished by the home owner prior to the fire getting out of hand. The garage sustained moderate damage.

The fire department requested RCMP assistance investigating a fire at a home on the same block that was reported at around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

Firefighters had extinguished the blaze before RCMP arrived. Damages were sustained to the garage door and some vinyl siding on the front of the home.

No one was injured as a result of the three fires.

An RCMP major crime investigator and the Forensic Identification Section attended both scenes. The investigation has led police to believe the fires were incendiary in nature and are therefore being treated as arson.

All three incidents are under investigation and in the beginning stages.

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are concerned about this recent string of fires and are asking residents to report suspicious activity to police immediately.

“We are alive to the fact that these fires have occurred within a short period of time and have similar circumstances,” said RCMP Const. Kelly Brett. “We are confident that someone has information that can further these investigations and are asking anyone with information to contact us.”

RELATED: Armstrong fire deemed suspicious

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171; remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477; or leave a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.



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