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Car fire wakes residents

An early morning car fire is under investigation by RCMP after loud bangs awoke residents Sunday morning.

The Kelowna Fire Department received the report of a car on fire on Centennial Crescent at 4:09 a.m.

A witness and neighbour tells Castanet they heard a loud muffled bang and then saw an orange glow outside the window.

“When I opened the door, I saw a couple houses down that a car was engulfed in flames and having intermittent explosions," says Chelsey Whenham. 

When fire crews arrived the car was fully engulfed, but crews were able to quickly get it under control.

“There was some explosive fire, but the engine knocked it down pretty quick,” says platoon captain Scott Cronquist.

“There was some damage to nearby garbage cans and shrubs, but it was extinguished quickly so the damage was minimal.”

The cause of the fire is now under investigation by RCMP.  

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