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Fire behind West Kelowna church considered suspicious

was knocked down . 13 firefighters in 4 trucks attended the call, that was initially reported as a grass fire and then upgraded to a structure fire.
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July 10, 2021 - 9:17 AM

A fire that started Friday night behind the Grace Baptist Church in the West Kelowna neighbourhood of Lakeview Heights is considered suspicious in nature.

The fire, which started as a grass fire and was upgraded to a structure fire, appears to have extended from the outside of the building and caused some damage to the garage and contents.

"The building was being used to store maintenance materials for the church property. The cause of the fire is suspicious and under investigation," West Kelowna Fire Chief Jason Brolund said in a press release.

"We continue to remind the public about the dry conditions and extreme fire risk in our community. "

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