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North Okanagan home destroyed by fire

Fire destroyed a home on Pinecrest Road off Westside Road Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)
September 01, 2014 - 2:02 PM

VERNON – Fire gutted a home in the rural Fintry area early Monday morning.

North Westside Fire Rescue responded to the fire on Pinecrest Road in Westshore Estates at about 9 a.m.

Flames were shooting through the roof when crews arrived at the home off Westside Road, according to Global Okanagan.

No official word on the cause of the fire, but a neighbour told Global a man ran from the house crying “fire” confessed he had been cooking marijuana oil.

The RCMP are looking into the blaze along with fire investigators.

Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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