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Snow plow assists firefighters with outhouse fire in Kelowna

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December 29, 2018 - 8:40 AM

KELOWNA - Kelowna firefighters responded to a report of a minor fire in an alley this morning.

Kelowna Fire Dispatch received a 911 call at 5:28 a.m. for a fire in an alley in the 700 block of Wardlaw Ave, a media release says.

The first arriving unit found a plastic outhousse on fire behind the address in that block.

First reports say that thee fire had been partially extinguished by a snow plow pushing snow over the blaze.

Kelowna Fire Department personnel extinguished the fire completely, and assisted RCMP in determining a cause for the fire.

There were some people witnessed in the alley before the fire. RCMP will be following up on this information.

Kelowna Fire Department responded with four engines, one rescue vehicle, a command unit, and a safety vehicle along with 14 personnel.

This incident is still under investigation by RCMP but has been deemed suspicious in nature.

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