A car on fire woke residents in Penticton late last night. (Contributed image)

Cause of vehicle fire in Penticton remains unknown, deemed suspicious

On Feb. 28 a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee was completely destroyed by fire.

Further information has surfaced regarding a vehicle fire in Penticton on Feb. 28.

Two minutes to midnight on Friday, Penticton RCMP officers attended the vehicle fire at Orchard Avenue and Caribou Street to assist the Penticton Fire Department.

READ MORE: Late night car fire wakes residents in Penticton

They found that a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee had been fully engulfed in flames and was extinguished by the fire department.

The Jeep, which was completely destroyed by the fire, was unoccupied at the time of the fire, and RCMP say there were no injuries to anyone.

RCMP today (March 5) confirmed the cause of the fire remains unknown and that it is being treated as suspicious.

On the night of the fire, multiple passersby recorded the vehicle engulfed in flames. At one point, the flames caused an explosion that was audible around the area, according to residents posting about the fire on Facebook.

Video courtesy Evan Bee

READ MORE: ‘Burned alive’: BC SPCA petition demands fire code changes to protect farm animals

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