Four separate suspicious fires spark on West Kelowna mountain

Emergency responders are on scene at Mount Boucherie

UPDATE: 8:01 p.m.

The West Kelowna fire department received multiple 911 calls from the public, regarding the fire on Mount Boucherie Upon arrival, crews found five separate fires burning along a 1 km stretch of trail -all were small and quickly contained.

Weather conditions were cool with some rain and little wind in the area, which helped keep the fires small, stated Fire Chief Jason Brolund.

Fire officials and the BC Wildfire Service are working alongside the RCMP to investigate these fires, which appear to be suspicious and human caused.

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UPDATE: 6:05 p.m.

Four fire trucks are on scene, along with 19 fire trucks at the base of Mount Boucherie Recreation Complex.

UPDATE 5:55 p.m.

“The fires are certainly suspicious, it is not normal to see different locations all in one area, so we are treating them suspicious,” Jason Brolund, West Kelowna Fire Chief

RCMP are on scene and are working with Fire investigators to understand the cause.

Two fires are out, and are currently working to put out the remaining two.

UPDATE 5:43 p.m.

People on scene have said that potentially police on scene are questioning someone that may know how the fires were set.

Four separate fires have been reported on Boucherie Mountain in the Ponderosa neighbourhood.

Several emergency calls have been placed and emergency responders are just arriving now.

The fire is visible on the North side of Mount Boucherie, and is visible from Highway 97 near Ross Road.

There are currently three spots approximately 300 meters from each other.

We will have more information as it comes available.

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