April 16, 2015 - 1:40 PM
KELOWNA – A small fire at a garage in Kelowna was out by the time firefighters arrived this morning.
Platoon captain Kelly Stephens says a discarded cigarette in a planter pot started the fire around 11:14 a.m., April 16, at 540 Cridge Rd. in Rutland.
The fire scorched the outside of the garage door before a resident with a garden hose put it out.
Firefighters vented the smoke from the garage when they arrived.
“Kelowna Fire Department would like to remind people that smoking materials are a cause of many fires,” Stephens says in a media release. “Please if you smoke, do so outside. Use a deep glass or metal ashtray to dispose of the ashes and butts.”
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