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Police seek information on suspected arson in Rutland

Police are seeking information into a suspected arson fire at a Rutland townhouse.
Image Credit: RCMP hand out
April 02, 2015 - 3:25 PM

KELOWNA - An early-morning fire that significantly damaged a townhouse on Kneller Road on the weekend may have been arson.

The occupants of the townhouse were home when the fire started just after midnight, March 29, but managed to escape unharmed.

A Kelowna Fire Department crew extinguished the fire shortly after arriving, but not before it caused significant damage to the home and a nearby Chevrolet pickup truck.

Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Joe Duncan says in a press release police are continuing their investigation into the blaze, which occurred in the 100 block of Kneller Road in Rutland.

Police won’t say what started the fire, which was centered around the front door of the dwelling, but are calling it a 'deliberately set fire' and are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the RCMP at 250-762-3300 or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infotelnews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 4:26 p.m., April 2, 2015 to included a photo provided by RCMP.

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