Arson

Fire destroyed a Coldstream home Friday, Jan. 14. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Arson suspect facing trial for Coldstream home fire

Matthew Mason remains in custody, will be back in court next year

 

RCMP are looking to speak with a motorcyclist who was driving by at the time of an explosive fire on 20th Street July 18. (Dean Gordon-Smith photo)

Motorcyclist driving by explosive Vernon fire sought

RCMP wanting speak with individual who may have been injured

 

A fire at a 20th Street townhouse late Monday, July 18. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon arson suspect was on probation for Kelowna explosives charge

Lorne Paananen, 41, charged in townhouse fire has long list of criminal charges

 

A Vernon man was arrested and charged with break and enter and arson after police and firefighters responded to a reported suspicious fire at Nico’s Nurseryland in Salmon Arm. (Google photo)
A Vernon man was arrested and charged with break and enter and arson after police and firefighters responded to a reported suspicious fire at Nico’s Nurseryland in Salmon Arm. (Google photo)
A Kamloops woman accused of setting fires in Monte Lake and Lac Le Jeune has been released on bail. (Kamloops this Week)

Woman accused of lighting fires in Monte Lake and Lac Le Jeune released on bail

Angela Elise Cornish was arrested on May 11 and charged with multiple counts of arson

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A Kamloops woman accused of setting fires in Monte Lake and Lac Le Jeune has been released on bail. (Kamloops this Week)
Several fires were reportedly started near Enderby over the weekend. (Sylvia Voets photo)

Kelowna woman arrested for allegedly lighting North Okanagan fires

44-year-old sparked blazes along highway near Enderby

Several fires were reportedly started near Enderby over the weekend. (Sylvia Voets photo)
An old burn pile was reignited near the Westwold landfill and discovered May 1, 2022. (Patrick Green photo)

Woman charged in connection with multiple wildfires east of Kamloops

Joint investigation between RCMP and BC Wildfire Service leads to four counts of arson

An old burn pile was reignited near the Westwold landfill and discovered May 1, 2022. (Patrick Green photo)
A blue pickup truck driven by a woman is captured on camera April 8 following a suspicious fire near Westwold. (surveillance image)

UPDATE: Westwold wildfires extinguished, RCMP investigate suspected arson

Woman driving a blue truck sought after several fires started in the Thompson area

A blue pickup truck driven by a woman is captured on camera April 8 following a suspicious fire near Westwold. (surveillance image)
A dumpster fire deemed suspicious spread to two parked cars on Tuesday evening at 764 Government Street. (Kaylee Lowey photo)

Suspicious dumpster fire in Penticton damages 2 cars

Fire crews put out the blaze quickly before it spread to the neighbouring homes

A dumpster fire deemed suspicious spread to two parked cars on Tuesday evening at 764 Government Street. (Kaylee Lowey photo)
This is what’s left of the Pot Doctor in Oliver and the trailer after a suspicious fire at 4:40 a.m. Feb. 22. (Arlin Baptiste)

VIDEO: Surveillance camera shows person lighting Oliver pot shop on fire

The Pot Doctor business is now closed after extensive damage in the Feb. 22 fire

This is what’s left of the Pot Doctor in Oliver and the trailer after a suspicious fire at 4:40 a.m. Feb. 22. (Arlin Baptiste)
On Feb. 10 Chase RCMP responded to a report of a pistol falling from a man’s waistband. The man was located by police and now faces multiple charges. (File photo)
On Feb. 10 Chase RCMP responded to a report of a pistol falling from a man’s waistband. The man was located by police and now faces multiple charges. (File photo)
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Arson suspected in fire that destroyed Grand Forks-area business

Mounties’ investigation draws in specialist squad from Nelson

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Paul Stanczak and Danielle Bablich’s cottage, which was still under construction, is seen on fire in a suspected case of arson which left the structure, near Ontario’s Georgian Bay, in ashes on Boxing Day, in a Dec. 26, 2021, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Danielle Bablich, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Paul Stanczak and Danielle Bablich’s cottage, which was still under construction, is seen on fire in a suspected case of arson which left the structure, near Ontario’s Georgian Bay, in ashes on Boxing Day, in a Dec. 26, 2021, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Danielle Bablich, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Police are on scene of a dump truck on fire on Lougheed Highway.

Explosion sparks New Year’s Eve arson investigation in Vernon

Fire started in same area as drive-by shooting

Police are on scene of a dump truck on fire on Lougheed Highway.
Tree is taken down at Mushroom Beach. (Cole Schisler/ Black Press Media)

Half-naked woman ignites willow tree while trying to keep warm at Kelowna beach

A large willow tree is being removed from Mushroom Beach after it was set on fire

Tree is taken down at Mushroom Beach. (Cole Schisler/ Black Press Media)
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

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

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)
Scales of justice. (File photo)

Keremeos woman charged with arson makes court appearance

In July, firefighters attended several suspicious fires on one property

Scales of justice. (File photo)
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
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)