(Phil McLachlan/Western News/File)

Extensive damage to Okanagan Lake washrooms following early morning fire

RCMP in Penticton investigating arson; clothing intentionally set on fire

RCMP in Penticton are investigating arson to the public washrooms on Okanagan Lake.

On June 8 at 6:30 a.m., Penticton Fire Department responded to a fire inside the men’s washroom at Okanagan Lake Park.

Both men’s washrooms, RCMP explained in a release June 8, were extensively damaged from clothing that was intentionally set on fire. The women’s washrooms were not damaged.

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RCMP say the washrooms had opened just minutes prior to the fire being set.

The fire is being investigated as an arson, and RCMP are requesting any witnesses who may have seen anything suspicious to call them at 250-492-4300 or attend the Penticton RCMP Detachment.


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