Vernon Fire Rescue and RCMP respond to a dumpster fire in the 4000 block of 32nd Street Monday morning, March 22, 2021. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon Fire Rescue and RCMP respond to a dumpster fire in the 4000 block of 32nd Street Monday morning, March 22, 2021. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

UPDATE: Fireworks suspected in Vernon dumpster fire

Small blaze not threatening any structures under investigation

A small dumpster fire is believed to have been sparked by firworks Monday morning.

Vernon Fire Rescue Services was called to the 4000 bock of 32nd Street around 9:30 a.m. March 22.

The blaze, behind the Royal LePage building, was not threatening any other structures.

RCMP were called due to some suspicious material.

“It appeared to have been ignited by a firework,” Vernon-North Okanagan media relations Cpl. Tania Finn said. “Witnesses report suspects were seen in the area.”

RCMP continue to investigate the blaze.

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