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Old fruit plant flood

Crews are still figuring out what caused an overnight flood at the old BC Tree Fruit building.

Water has been turned off to the building but the entire warehouse has close to an inch of water across the floor.

Fortunately, the building was empty as BC Tree Fruits moved their storefront operations to a building behind the property last month.

“At this point from what we understand it is under control, and now they are going through the stages to determine exactly what happened, what caused it and the extent of any damage if any,” explains BC Tree Fruits media officer Chris Pollock.

He says they were made aware of the issue this morning and sent over their engineering team to work with the City of Kelowna.

At this time they are not sure if it was a pipe in the building that burst or a City of Kelowna pipe underneath.

The property is still technically owned by BC Tree Fruits but is currently in the process of being sold to developer Gary Tebbutt who hopes to turn it into a public market.


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