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Suspicious fires in Coldstream spark RCMP investigations

Concerns are growing following four suspicious fires in Coldstream parks and wooded areas in the last six weeks

Concerns are growing following four suspicious fires in Coldstream parks and wooded areas in the last six weeks.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are investigating each of the fires and looking for further witness information or dashcam footage. 

The latest blaze was sparked July 4 around 2 a wooded ravine area off Coldstream Creek Road.

Though no known cause was determined, police and fire personnel believe the fire was human caused.

Police canvassed the area and spoke with numerous persons; however, no suspects or witnesses were identified.

Just last month, police investigated  on June 12.

No suspects have been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

A burning tree stump was reported May 24 in Creekside Park near Kidstonand Kalamalka roads.

It is unknown whether any of these incidents are related.

These incidents are highly concerning and extremely dangerous to public safety said Cpl. Tania Finn, media relations officer. It wouldnsa国际传媒檛 have taken much for any of these fires to spread out of control and jeopardize nearby properties.,

Police continue to investigate these suspicious fires and request anyone who was in the area of Coldstream Creek Road, Cosensa国际传媒檚 Bay Road and Grieves Road on Thursday, July 4, between 1:45 to 2 p.m. with dashcam video to contact Const. James Spoor at the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP.

If you have any information regarding any of these fires, contact the RCMP non-emergency line of 250-545-7171.

Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at . You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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