A dumpster fire behind a downtown residential complex was put out quickly by the Penticton fire department on Tuesday afternoon.
The fire, at 102 Regina Avenue, was called in around 3:45 p.m., said acting Captain Ryan Basely.
There was only one garbage bag in the dumpster, so it isn’t known what the cause of the small fire was.
There have been a few dumpster fires in the past couple of weeks in Penticton.
The latest dumpster fire was reported on Friday night, April 10 behind a shopping complex on Skaha Lake Road.
One resident said if the fire took hold it could have spread to a neighbouring seniors complex. Fire crews extinguished the blaze using foam.
Another person commented that a chair was set on fire beside the Tim Horton’s in the area last week.
On March 30, at 4 a.m., someone smashed in the windows of the Scotiabank at 407 Main Street, and then apparently lit the back alley alcove on fire. They used a garbage bin to start the fire.
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