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Grow-op garage fire

The Kelowna Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire on McKay Ave.

The first arriving engine company reported they had a fully involved detached garage.

The renter (not the owner, as was originally stated by the fire department) was quick to let the crew know there was a grow-op in the garage. Firefighters were able to knock down the flames quickly and contain the fire to the structure.

The garage was a complete loss. There were two occupants in the house; one was complaining of chest pains, he was looked after by BCAS.

Fortis BC Electrical disconnected power while RCMP interviewed occupants.

It is believed the grow-op caused the fire.

Kelowna Fire Department personnel were back on the scene Saturday morning to conduct a secondary investigation and ensure the fire was entirely put out. 

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