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Suspicious blaze

UPDATE 11:30 a.m.

RCMP are now investigating what they are calling a suspicious fire this morning at a quarry near Stewart Road.

Kelowna Fire responded to a 911 call reporting a large trailer fire in the 4800 Block of Stewart Rd West.

When they arrived on scene at approximately 7:20 a.m. the semi-trailer was fully involved.

Firefighters extinguished the fire using 1 engine and a Water Tender.

The trailer was completely destroyed in the fire as well as a UTV that was found at the scene.

The trailer housed the power plant for a rock crusher on the property and the UTV had no connection to the Gravel Pit.


UPDATE 10:22 a.m.

Fire crews appear to have a fire at a quarry near Stewart Road under control after a blaze broke out early Thursday morning. RCMP and Hazmat crews also responded after a semi tractor-trailer caught fire sending black smoke billowing into the skies above the quarry.

UPDATE 8:25 a.m.

RCMP and Hazmat now on scene of a fire, possibly a vehicle or trailer burning near a quarry by Stewart Road.

Crews still on scene. Plumes of smoke can be seen in the skies above the area.


ORIGINAL 7:57 a.m.

Getting reports of a trailer fire at 4820 Stewart Road in south Kelowna.

Fire crews responded to the call at around 7:40 a.m. Thursday morning.

RCMP are also on scene at this hour.

We'll have more information as it becomes available.



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