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Suspicious truck fire pours smoke into West Kelowna Walmart

September 01, 2021 - 8:12 AM

A suspicious fire burned a truck at a loading bay at the West Kelowna Walmart on Louie Drive at about 2 a.m. today, Sept. 1.

When West Kelowna Fire Rescue crews arrived the tractor trailer was engulfed in flames.

“Crews were able extinguish the fire quickly, keeping the fire damage to the trailer and the exterior of the building,” states a news release from West Kelowna Fire Rescue assistant fire chief Lionel Bateman. “There was a significant amount of smoke in the interior of the building. West Kelowna Fire Rescue crews ventilated the structure.”

The RCMP and fire officials will be on the scene to investigate the fire this morning.

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