The site of one of three set fires in Penticton was behind the Vitamin King. Two other fires were located along the buildings on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

The site of one of three set fires in Penticton was behind the Vitamin King. Two other fires were located along the buildings on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

More suspicious dumpster fires plague Penticton

Two garbage cans were on fire at the dog beach Sunday night

Penticton firefighters had to extinguish more garbage cans set on fire, this time on Sunday night.

Around 9:30 p.m., Penticton fire was called to the Okanagan dog beach at Lakeshore Drive and Veterans Way Sunday.

When crews arrived, two garbage cans were on fire and there were no witnesses around, said assistant fire chief Rob Trupp.

The blazes were extinguished quickly.

On Monday, Penticton RCMP confirmed they are investigating multiple suspicious dumpsters and garbage bin fires over the weekend. Surveillance video from businesses along Main Street is being looked at.

On Saturday, Penticton Fire Department was kept busy extinguishing three dumpster fires behind Main Street businesses.

At around noon on Saturday, crews received calls of multiple bins on fire behind the Vitamin King supplement store. Two recycling bins were torched but were quickly knocked down.

Nearby, behind the Royal Bank, firefighters extinguished cardboard on fire. According to Penticton fire, another cardboard box was lit on fire underneath a gas meter behind Carloni Mortgages, but that fire was put out by people passing by.

In April, numerous dumpsters were set alight throughout Penticton from Skaha to downtown Penticton and elsewhere.

No one was arrested for those fires.

If you witnessed any of these incidents, or have any other information, you’re asked to call the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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