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Kelowna police, fire department dealing with distraught man

June 03, 2021 - 8:05 AM

Police and fire crews in Kelowna are dealing with a distraught man in a building at the corner of Highway 97 and Gordon Drive this morning. 

The area has been cordoned off and police are advising traffic to find alternate routes.

In a release, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey said they were called to the area around 6 a.m. today, June 3, Kelowna Fire Department was called to the area first for a complaint of a fire when they encountered the distraught man with injuries and called police.

There was a small fire in an apartment and firefighters extinguished, said Scott Cronquist, deputy chief with the Kelowna Fire Department.

Three engines, a command unit, a ladder truck, a rescue vehicle and safety truck was on scene this morning, he said.

Residents of the building have been evacuated and the City of Kelowna has bussed them away to offer temporary shelter.

"This is an unfolding situation and details are minimal. More information will be made known as it learned as is appropriate," O'Donaghey said.

-—This story was updated at 9:08 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 2021 to include information from Kelowna Fire Department.


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