Photograph taken by RCMP which shows the fire scene alongside Carr’s Landing Road in Lake Country. - Image Credit: Lake Country RCMP Photograph taken by RCMP which shows the fire scene alongside Carr’s Landing Road in Lake Country. - Image Credit: Lake Country RCMP

Wildfire sparks in ditch

Police believe Carr’s Landing roadside fire was human caused

Lake Country RCMP continue to investigate a fire that sparked early Monday morning in Carr’s Landing.

On July 3 shortly after 1 a.m., the RCMP and the Lake Country Fire Department were a wildfire in the 2700 block of Carrs Landing Road.

A nearby resident told police that he smelt smoke and exited his home to investigate.

After spotting the fire, he called 911 and then grabbed tools to battle the blaze himself.

“Firefighters with the Lake Country Volunteer Fire Department worked quickly to build fire guards and get the blaze under control, before it spread into the dry forest or nearby homes,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

The blaze was estimated to be less than a hectare in size and is currently under investigating.

Police believe that the fire quickly spread from its point of origin, which was in the ditch parallel to the east side of the roadway.

“RCMP investigators continue to work closely with investigators with the B.C. Wildfire Service,” said O’Donaghey.

“RCMP have seized evidence from the scene, which suggest that the fire may have been human caused.”

If you witnessed the incident or you have any information that may be of assistance to police, you are asked to contact the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

Just Posted

Two-car collision on Springfield Road in Kelowna

Traffic was slowed for about 30 minutes at the corner of Dilworth and Springfield.

Reel Reviews: Parlour games or video games

We say, “Rampage is silly fun and Truth or Dare is just silly”

Rain barrels, compost bins popular on Earth Day in Kelowna

Regional District’s annual sale sees all rain barrels sell in 90 minutes

Nature Centre fundraiser uproots

Allan Brooks Nature Centre’s Wine and Wild Things is June 23 at Lonepine Ranch

Talent show benefits African orphanage

Summerland Secondary School students organized fundraiser

Renewed plea for answers in 40-year-old B.C. cold case

The family of Lawrence Wellington Allard is hoping a private reward will get them some closure

UPDATED: Arrest made after van hits pedestrians in Toronto

Police are not saying what is the extent of injuries yet

Deadline approaches for regional business excellence awards

Awards in June will celebrate top businesses in the Thompson Okanagan region

B.C. farmland values grew at slower rate in 2017: report

Vancouver Island saw the highest growth in the province

MMIW drone team fundraising for summer searches

Organizers expect the searches to expand this summer

Turbulent times for outgoing B.C. Lieutenant Governor

Judith Guichon ends term today, returns to Nicola Valley ranch

NHL playoffs weekly roundup

Maple Leafs look to stay alive tonight as they face elimination against Boston on home ice

Woman found dead in car in Kamloops

A woman was found dead in a car in Kamloops, while two men also found unconscious

Most Read