RCMP investigating suspicious vehicle fire in Penhold

Police are investigating after a suspicious vehicle fire was put out in Penhold early Saturday morning.

Shortly after 3 a.m., Penhold Fire crews were called to the fire near the intersection of Minto Street and Robinson Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters saw an older pickup truck fully engulfed in flames.

“The truck was parked next to a holiday trailer so the quick actions of the first arriving unit’s crew kept the exposure damage to a minimum,” said Bailey McKay, acting fire lieutenant.

The cause of the fire has been deemed suspicious and RCMP are investigating.

Penhold Fire Chief Jim Pendergast said the cold weather caused some problems with equipment.

There were no reported injuries. Four units and 15 firefighters were on scene for about two hours.



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