Fire crews responded to a fire at Save On Foods in the early morning hours Dec. 8.

Fire crews responded to a fire at Save On Foods in the early morning hours Dec. 8.

UPDATE: RCMP suspect arson in Save On Foods fire

A fire that occurred in the early morning hours at Save On Foods has closed the store for the day.

RCMP are investigating a potential arson after an early morning blaze at the Save On Foods which closed the grocery store until noon Dec. 8.

The fire department and the forensic identification section of the RCMP are currently investigating the incident and searching for video surveillance of the scene.

Around 5:45 a.m. Penticton Fire crews were called to Save On Foods and were met with heavy smoke and flames coming from a tractor trailer parked in the back loading bay.

Witness Skylar Noe-Vack reported that crews found paper and cardboard products ablaze under the trailer.

The trailer was towed away and Save On Foods was closed until noon to ventilate the store.

Assistant manager Nate Alcos said that none of the store’s products were damaged by the smoke.

RCMP reported that arson is suspected at this time.