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Fire crews respond to two fires in Kelowna last night

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July 18, 2017 - 9:39 AM

KELOWNA - Kelowna fire crews put out a brush fire and a duplex fire in the city last night.

At approximately 11 p.m. yesterday, July 17, firefighters responded to a bush and tree fire just below 1701 Thayer Ct. in Kelowna, according to a Kelowna Fire Department media release.

Platoon Capt. Steve Roshinsky says crews were able to stop the blaze before it could climb up the hill to the apartment building above and cause any significant damage. It took 11 personnel, two engines, one bush truck, and a command vehicle to put out the blaze.

The Kelowna Fire Department and RCMP are investigating the fire.

Roshinsky says at about 4 a.m. today, July 18, fire crews put out another blaze, this time on the second floor of a duplex in the 500 block of Milex Ct.

The fire, which was on one side of the duplex, was quickly put out by crews but caused heavy damage to the building.

Twenty personnel, four engines, one rescue vehicle, one safety vehicle and one command vehicle responded to the blaze.

Although the fire does not seem suspicious, the Kelowna Fire Department is currently conducting an investigation, Roshinsky says.

There is no indication that anyone was injured in either fire.


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