One vehicle fire led to another in the 2000 block of Highway 5A in Knutsford early Wednesday morning, Kamloops RCMP said.
Police were called to the scene at 3:40 a.m., but by the time they arrived the suspicious blaze had been extinguished by firefighters.
A person who lives nearby told police they woke up, saw a flicker, and noticed a white Volkswagen on fire. It had a hole in the back window, but the fire appeared to start from the side.
The fire spread from the Volkswagen to another vehicle next to it. Neither vehicle was insured, and police were not immediately able to find the registered owner.
Late-evening tap on the window raises suspicions
A resident in the 900 block of Ryan Place was suspicious when a man with a thick accent knocked on the window at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday and claimed to be selling services from an independent gas company.
After residents told him they weren't interested, he continued to hang around the neighbourhood for awhile. Later police patrols were unable to find him.
Kamloops RCMP are warning people to be careful about opening their doors to strangers.
Fraudster tries to pawn off worthless gift cards
A door-to-door scammer was stymied when a resident on Overlander Driver became suspicious Monday about his debit card device.
The fraudster was offering Starbucks cards in return for donations to Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The cards were worthless.
The resident later had second thoughts and cancelled a transaction using the debit card machine.
Kamloops RCMP say legitimate door-to-door solicitors show identification and are usually part of a well publicized campaign. Paying with a debit or credit card machine is unwise because it gives access to your bank account.