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UPDATE: RCMP investigating aggressive Kelowna house fire

Kelowna RCMP are looking for more information as they investigate a house fire that engulfed a home in the 900 block of Stockwell Avenue.
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April 01, 2017 - 11:15 AM

KELOWNA – A fire that ripped through a Kelowna home early this morning is now under RCMP investigation.

"When firefighters arrived on scene they encountered heavy fire activity. Entry was deemed unsafe and the fire was extinguished from the exterior," platoon captain Steve Wallick says in a media release.

Crews responded to the fire in the 900 block of Stockwell Avenue at approximately 7:10 a.m. today, April 1.

Police investigators have not entered the house yet, due to safety concerns for emergency workers on scene.

“RCMP have secured the scene and continue to work collaboratively with the Kelowna Fire Department as investigators work to probe the blaze which is being treated as suspicious in nature at this time,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a release.

Three engines, a rescue truck, a command vehicle and 15 crew members responded to the house fire.

There's no word yet if injuries resulted from the blaze.

Anyone with information about this fire is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

- This story was updated at 12:15 p.m. on April 1 to include new information from RCMP. 

- This story was updated at 2:30 p.m. on April 1 to include a video and photo from Global Okanagan. 


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