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Fire crews jump quickly on West Kelowna wildfire

West Kelowna fire crews quickly extinguished a fire along Westside Road near Bear Creek Road, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/Steve Beskidny (with permission)
September 16, 2016 - 9:04 AM

WEST KELOWNA - Firefighters acted quickly to stop spread of wildfire to nearby home in West Kelowna last night.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue responded to a report of a brush fire at around 10:30 p.m., Sept. 16, near the intersection of Westside Road and Bear Creek Road.

Assistant fire chief Darren Lee says in a media release says the first engine on scene discovered a 200 square foot blaze burning near the side of Westside Road. The second engine accessed Bear Creek Road and stopped the fire from spreading to the nearby neighbourhood.

Two engines, one water tender, one squad and one command vehicle were on scene. West Kelowna Fire Rescue sent 18 personnel.

During the fire, a part of Westside Road and Bear Creek Road were temporarily closed by RCMP.

"Following our investigation, the exact cause of the fire was not determined," Lee says in a media release. "However, it remains suspicious in nature and as such the file has been turned over to the RCMP for further investigation."

— This story was updated at 9:15 a.m., Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 to say the cause of the fire is supicious.


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