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Electric scooters cause smoky mess at Kelowna business complex

February 12, 2020 - 1:44 PM

 An electric scooter fire smoked out a number of Kelowna businesses Wednesday morning. 

At approximately 11 a.m. Feb. 12, the Kelowna Fire Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting smoke in a business unit at 1974 Moss Court.

"On our arrival, the occupants of the building had already evacuated," John F. Kelly, platoon captain of Kelowna Fire Department said, in a press release.

"The first arriving officer reported visible smoke in one of the ground floor units. Forcible entry was used to gain access as the unit was locked."

Once crews got in, they were met with heavy smoke and found a fire involving several electric scooters.

It was snuffed out quickly and contained to the area and contents, and did not involve the structure. 

"The cause of the fire is deemed to be electrical in nature. Serval of the units in the building were affected by smoke and had to be ventilated by KFD crews."

Technical Safety B.C. will be investigating.

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