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Home evacuated after suspicious fire on Gordon Drive

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September 14, 2017 - 6:59 AM

KELOWNA - Five people, including one child, had to find a new place to sleep early this morning after a 'suspicious' fire was set outside their home. 

Kelowna Fire Department Platoon Capt. Kelly Stephens says a 911 call shortly before 4 a.m. alerted crews to a pile of wooden pallets that were lit on fire outside a duplex on Gordon Drive. The fire got high enough to extend into the eaves, then into the attic.

"Because of fire and water damage to the one unit, occupants will not be allowed back in," he said. 

They were cared for by Emergency Social Services. Stephens says KFD and RCMP fire investigators will be back on scene this morning looking for a cause. 

Map location is approximate.

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