Yew Street fire destroys vehicle
A suspicious fire has left one vehicle destroyed and another damaged in the parking lot of the Colonial Arms apartment on Yew Street in North Kamloops.
The fire occurred at about 3:45 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, and was close to the apartment building.
However, said Learned, the building was not damaged.
A 1990 Ford Bronco was the primary target, while the vehicle beside it — a 2004 Chrysler Sebring — was damaged by the fire’s heat.
Both vehicles belong to the landlord of the apartment complex.
Kamloops firefighters extinguished the blaze and Mounties found a witness from the apartment building, who reported hearing someone banging on the landlord’s door, notifying her of the fire.
The witness went outside and saw the burning vehicle, along with a 1990s-era, two-toned red and maroon station wagon with grey paneling on the bottom.
It was parked in the nearby Salvation Army parking lot with its lights off and drove away — heading north on Tranquille Road — when residents began to come out of the apartment.
Patrol officers were unable to find the station wagon.
The RCMP and Kamloops Fire Rescue are working to find the origin of the vehicle fire, while Mounties are also trying to determine if there is anybody who may have been in conflict with the building’s landlord.