Friday, October 9th14.7°C

Fire near Tolko

Thanks to Amanda Belan and Jeff Willard for the viz.

Update 8 p.m.:
Fire crews were called to a log pile set ablaze next to the Tolko Mill around 7 p.m. Monday.

Platoon Captain Laurie Serres says they are not sure how the fire started, but there are transients in the area. It appears the blaze may have been set deliberately.

“There is no other way it would have started,” he says. “It got into a berm area, the grass and trees.”

The logs and sawdust pile were on the mill's property, a loader was brought in to help move the charred material.

According to Serres, fire crews could see a large smoke plume rising in the sky as they arrived. They were able to knock the fire down fairly quickly.

No structures were damaged and no one was injured.

Serres says it will now be up to police to investigate.

7:40 p.m. update: Fire crews are in mop-up stage on the fire.

The Kelowna Fire Department is fighting a fire near the Tolko Mill on Guy Street.

The smoke can be seen for several kilometres, and there are visible flames.

The first reports came in just after 7 p.m..

We will have more details as they become available.

Send photos and video to [email protected]


Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.

Read more Kelowna News

Recent Trending



2284515#100 539 Yates Road, Kelowna, V1V 2T8
1 baths
more details
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading



Kelowna SPCA Featured Pet

Leo Kelowna SPCA >



Okanagan Quick Links City of Kelowna
Airport Arrivals
Airport Departures
Kelowna Discussion Forum
Kelowna's Cultural District
Kelowna Transit
Kelowna Road Closures
William R. Bennett Bridge
Tourism Kelowna
Central Okanagan
Regional District

District of Peachland
District of Lake Country
Interior Health
UBC Okanagan
Okanagan College
School District 23
Okanagan Regional Library

Kelowna City Council Audio
September 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Live broadcasts, archives, schedule >

Member of BC Press Council