Garbage can fire forces evacuation of Kelowna recreation centre

KELOWNA - A garbage can burning in a washroom led to the evacuation of Parkinson Recreation Centre Monday evening.

Platoon Capt. Steve Wallick says Kelowna Fire Department was called around 6:45 p.m., Monday, April 27, to alarm bells ringing and report of a fire, which burned in a garbage can in one of the washrooms before they arrived.

Staff were able to evacuate everyone before crews arrived and crews ventilated the building to remove the smoke. No one was injured.

The fire is considered suspicious and RCMP are investigating.

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