A fire to a utility trailer parked in the 2300 block of 33rd Street in Vernon is being deemed suspicious.
The fire was reported to Vernon RCMP and Vernon Fire Rescue Services at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.
“The fire department extinguished the trailer, which was extensively damaged, and the fire is suspicious,” said Vernon RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy.
Over the past year, Vernon RCMP and fire crews have responsed to more than 20 suspicious fires, some involving vehicles, trailers and boats, and there is still no suspect.
Asked by a reporter if Tuesday’s utility fire is the latest in a long line of arsons, Noseworthy said police would not be speculating if it’s the same person involved.
“We are actively investigating this,” she said. “We are aware of those fires and the concerns of the communities. The fire investigations take a high priority with us.”
In late May, three boats were seriously damaged in a suspicious fire outside Banner Recreation in Vernon that was reported about 3:10 a.m.