Oliver Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

South Okanagan vehicle fire sparks investigation

RCMP are investigating a vehicle fire that occurred early this morning on Osoyoos Indian Band land

RCMP are investigating a vehicle fire that occurred early this morning on Osoyoos Indian Band land.

“There was a truck in the bushes off the road that was on fire creating a lot of black smoke … we were able to extinguish it and everyone was off the scene in about an hour,” said Rob Graham, Oliver Fire Department media spokesperson.

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Graham said the vehicle was located on Black Sage Road and NkMip Road in a somewhat remote area where not too many homes are located.

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“It is considered suspicious and RCMP were called to investigate. I am sure they will be looking for the owner of the truck,” said Graham, of the fire that occurred around 6:15 a.m.

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