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Police hunting arsonist after bush fire in West Kelowna

Arsonist sought in bush fire

Police are searching for a suspected arsonist after a fire was lit in a wooded area of West Kelowna on Monday. 

RCMP were called by the West Kelowna Fire Department at 2:40 p.m. for a blaze in the forest off Blue Jay Drive in Glenrosa. Fire crews were extinguishing the fire when police arrived. 

“RCMP believe that the fire was deliberately set,” states Staff Sergeant Duncan Dixon of the West Kelowna RCMP. “Thankfully no one was injured, but this incident was extremely dangerous.”

Witnesses describe the suspect as:

  • Caucasian male
  • Short dark hair
  • Dark jacket
  • Dark shirt

The suspect had fled the area prior to police arrival.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact  the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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