Kelowna RCMP investigating report of vehicle fire, injured man on forest service road

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Police are investigating a vehicle fire along a forest service road east of Kelowna, and have asked the public to stay away from the area while emergency crews are on scene – Jul 23, 2020

Police are investigating a vehicle fire along a forest service road east of Kelowna, and are asking the public to stay away from the area.

According to Kelowna RCMP, emergency crews responded to a report of an RV on fire and an injured man in the Joe Rich area of Greystokes Forest Service Road and Foolhen Forest Service Road.

Global News was told that three campers were assaulted, with one camper getting cut, and the assailants fleeing.

Several police vehicles, three fire trucks and a couple of ambulances were at the scene.

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The camper was alleged to have been set on fire, and that it went out on its own.

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Further, two of the victims that fled the scene were discovered by a passerby, and that the assailants were gone by the time police arrived.

Police have closed off access to part of Three Forks Road, which is used to access Greystokes Forest Service Road. It’s believed the incident is past the snowmobile club.

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Originally, Three Forks Road was closed at Highway 33. The lower part of Three Forks Road has been reopened for locals, but there is now a secondary roadblock 6.6 kilometres further up the road.

Police are asking the public to avoid the area while RCMP and emergency crews deal with the matter.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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