RCMP REPORT: Two fires in Clearwater area

Vavenby and Blackpool residents lose their homes to fire

Two fires in the Clearwater area

In the early morning of Sept. 13, Clearwater RCMP was advised of a house fire in Vavenby.

Police and Vavenby Fire Department attended the scene. The fire department quickly quenched the blaze in the residence.

Thankfully, no one was in the home and the owner had been away from the residence for the weekend.

On Sept. 14, Clearwater RCMP responded to a residential fire in a trailer park located in Blackpool.

Blackpool Fire Department attended the scene and stopped the fire from consuming the entire trailer.

The tenant of the trailer had been away while the fire had started.

The fire department believes that the fire started due to an electrical malfunction.


Van meets sign

On Friday, Sept. 12, Clearwater RCMP was dispatched to a motor vehicle incident along Highway 5 in Clearwater.

Police attended the scene and spoke with the complainant, who worked at a local business. The complainant advised that a van had turned off the highway at a high rate of speed, travelled across the traffic meridian and bent over a traffic sign.

The suspect driver and vehicle were still sitting in the parking lot of this business.

Police spoke with the driver, who advised that he had thought he had missed his turn. He attempted to sneak into the proper exit, when he struck the traffic meridian and hit the traffic sign.

Police served the male driver with a violation ticket for driving over a highway divider.


Driving contrary to restrictions

On Sept. 14, while conducting traffic enforcement along Highway 5 in Clearwater, police observed a vehicle with an “N” sign on its back and three people inside.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver was served a violation ticket for “Drive Contrary to Restrictions” for having too many passengers with an “N”.

Police seized a small amount of marijuana from the driver as well.