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UPDATE: Morning blaze in Penticton

Penticton firefighters were called to a blaze on Calgary Avenue this morning just after 8 a.m.
June 09, 2020 - 8:35 AM

A building firefighters say was used as a squatter's shack went up in flames Tuesday morning.

Penticton firefighters were called to a garage fire behind Fairview Grocery at the corner of Fairview Road and Calgary Avenue June 9, around 8:10 a.m.

Penticton Fire Chief Larry Watkinson says two engines made an aggressive attack by firefighters quickly knocked down the flames.

No injuries were reported. Firefighters are in the mop-up stage at this point, Watkinson says.

He says according to RCMP the building was used as a squatter’s shack.

It’s not known if anyone was residing in the building when the fire broke out.

- This story was updated at 9:30 a.m. June 9 to provide further details of the fire as provided by Penticton Fire Department.


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