Arson

Oliver firefighters quickly attack a grassfire on Friday, Aug. 6. RCMP have now ID'd a suspect. (Oliver Fire)

Oliver RCMP ID suspect in grassfire

The fire could be seen the at the welcome sign on Highway 97

 

The Red Bridge is an iconic fixture in Keremeos and is the sole survivor of the five bridges that crossed the Similkameen River, built in 1907-1909. (Nancy Arbuckle Facebook)

Arsonists attempt to torch historic Red Bridge in Keremeos

Crews also put out a grass fire that had started from a burning barrel

 

Scales of justice. (File photo)

Keremeos woman charged with arson makes court appearance

In July, firefighters attended several suspicious fires on one property

 

A growing memorial, in honour of the 215 residential school children whose remains have been discovered buried near the former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., sits outside Calgary City Hall in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Calgary police say they are investigating an arson at the memorial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary police looking for man after residential school memorial set on fire

Security cameras caught a man who appeared to light the fire just before midnight

A growing memorial, in honour of the 215 residential school children whose remains have been discovered buried near the former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., sits outside Calgary City Hall in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Calgary police say they are investigating an arson at the memorial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
North Okanagan RCMP and Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department crews got some help from a citizen walking their dog Saturday morning in discovering and putting out two deliberately set grassfires in the vicinity of Fraser Road and Otter Lake Road. (RCMP photo)

North Okanagan RCMP investigate pair of deliberately set grassfires

Fires discovered and put out by citizen walking their dog Saturday, July 1, at around 5:30 a.m. near Fraser Road

North Okanagan RCMP and Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department crews got some help from a citizen walking their dog Saturday morning in discovering and putting out two deliberately set grassfires in the vicinity of Fraser Road and Otter Lake Road. (RCMP photo)
The RCMP made an early morning arrest following multiple set fires in Summerland on July 29. (File)

RCMP make early morning arrest of alleged Summerland arsonist

The man was reportedly spotted by witnesses walking from one of the fires with a gas can

The RCMP made an early morning arrest following multiple set fires in Summerland on July 29. (File)
RCMP have taken a woman into custody following a series of suspicious fires in Keremeos. (Black Press File)

Similkameen Valley woman arrested for allegedly setting fires

The RCMP confirmed a 39-year-old woman was arrested on July 16 in Keremeos

RCMP have taken a woman into custody following a series of suspicious fires in Keremeos. (Black Press File)
A year-long investigation by Vernon North Okanagan RCMP has deemed a number of fires in the Cedar Ridge Street area of Lumby were deliberately set, and police are now asking for the public’s help in identifying the arsonist. (RCMP photo)

Lumby fires spark hunt for arsonist

Year-long investigation reveals a number of suspicious fires in the area of Cedar Ridge Street were deliberately set

A year-long investigation by Vernon North Okanagan RCMP has deemed a number of fires in the Cedar Ridge Street area of Lumby were deliberately set, and police are now asking for the public’s help in identifying the arsonist. (RCMP photo)
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, which is abandoned and not used by the community, was burnt down late at night on July 1. (Ivan Terri-Lynn Milton/Facebook)

VIDEO: Fire levels historic Anglican church in northwest B.C. on Canada Day

St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Gitwangak was destroyed July 1

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, which is abandoned and not used by the community, was burnt down late at night on July 1. (Ivan Terri-Lynn Milton/Facebook)
(Canadian Press)

Fire destroys Catholic Church north of Edmonton, RCMP say blaze suspicious

Fire was so fierce that firefighters could not enter the 114-year-old Morinville building

(Canadian Press)
A fire caused some damage to the entrance of St. Paul's Anglican Church on Gitwangak Indian Band land on June 26, 2021. Police say the fire is suspicious. (Facebook/Gitwangak Band Office)

RCMP scrutinize suspicious church fire in northwest B.C. for any links to Okanagan blazes

St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Gitwangak remains intact after June 26 suspicious fire

A fire caused some damage to the entrance of St. Paul's Anglican Church on Gitwangak Indian Band land on June 26, 2021. Police say the fire is suspicious. (Facebook/Gitwangak Band Office)
Steven Gallagher. RCMP.

Man wanted in connection with Osoyoos pharmacy arson

Steven Gallagher, 29, is wanted for arson and break and enter

Steven Gallagher. RCMP.
Vernon Fire Rescue was first called to a grass fire along the railway tracks and fenceline around the 4500 block of 31st Street on May 18. (Morning Star photo illustration)

UPDATED: Man allegedly lighting Vernon fires with blowtorch arrested

Grassfires sparked near train tracks, behind bottle depot

Vernon Fire Rescue was first called to a grass fire along the railway tracks and fenceline around the 4500 block of 31st Street on May 18. (Morning Star photo illustration)
An East Hill resident had their leaf bags torched in front of their home overnight April 8. Less than two weeks prior their garbage can was lit on fire too. (Taryn Allen photo)

Garbage, leaf fires spark fear in Vernon

First an East Hill residents’ trash can, then bagged leaves were lit on fire

An East Hill resident had their leaf bags torched in front of their home overnight April 8. Less than two weeks prior their garbage can was lit on fire too. (Taryn Allen photo)
The Chase Fire Department extinguished a grass fire burning alongside the Trans-Canada Highway in April 2020. (Ann Steenhuysen photo)

RCMP report another suspicious fire extinguished in Shuswap

Adding to several fires set in August, police found a damp log burning in September near Aylmer Road

The Chase Fire Department extinguished a grass fire burning alongside the Trans-Canada Highway in April 2020. (Ann Steenhuysen photo)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Vehicle fire believed to be deliberately set: Kelowna RCMP

Nobody was injured during the early-morning blaze

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
The shell of the 7-Eleven store next to the Trans-Canada Highway in downtown Salmon Arm remained before it was demolished after a fire destroyed it on Aug. 24, 2018. (File photo)

Man who set fire to car in Salmon Arm 7-Eleven apologizes to those affected

Court hears Kenneth LaForge was suffering from mental illness when he destroyed building

The shell of the 7-Eleven store next to the Trans-Canada Highway in downtown Salmon Arm remained before it was demolished after a fire destroyed it on Aug. 24, 2018. (File photo)
Armstrong arsonist sentenced to 3 years probation

Armstrong arsonist sentenced to 3 years probation

Arsonist must pay $500 to each party affected, no access to drugs, alcohol or fire starters

Armstrong arsonist sentenced to 3 years probation
The shell of the 7-Eleven store next to the Trans-Canada Highway in downtown Salmon Arm remained after a fire destroyed it on Aug. 24, 2018. (File photo)

Man accused in Salmon Arm 7-Eleven fire pleads not guilty to breach of bail

Supreme Court trial will decide arson charges while Provincial Court will look at breach charge

The shell of the 7-Eleven store next to the Trans-Canada Highway in downtown Salmon Arm remained after a fire destroyed it on Aug. 24, 2018. (File photo)
The shell of the 7-Eleven store next to the Trans-Canada Highway in downtown Salmon Arm remained after a fire destroyed it on Aug. 24, 2018. (File photo)

Man accused in Salmon Arm 7-Eleven fire pleads not guilty to breach of bail

Supreme Court trial will decide arson charges while Provincial Court will look at breach charge

The shell of the 7-Eleven store next to the Trans-Canada Highway in downtown Salmon Arm remained after a fire destroyed it on Aug. 24, 2018. (File photo)