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Truck up in flames, fire spreads to garage in West Kelowna

Fire spreads to garage

UPDATE 10:40 a.m.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue says an investigation has determined the blaze originated in a vehicle parked on the driveway near the garage.

“There were not any sources of heat or ignition found in the area of origin of the fire. Therefore, the cause of the fire is undetermined,” the fire department said in a release.

The file has now been passed to the RCMP for further investigation.


ORIGINAL 6:10 a.m.

A vehicle fire spread into a West Kelowna garage overnight.

West Kelowna Fire Chief Jason Brolund says shortly after 1 a.m., crews responded to the scene on Gellatly Road.

Firefighters from the Westbank station arrived to find a pickup fully involved in fire, which had spread to a detached garage.

Supported by crews from the Lakeview, Glenrosa and Rose Valley stations, the fire was knocked down quickly.

Crews contended with multiple compressed gas cylinders and power lines present in the area of the fire, says Brolund.

Homes nearby were protected from any damage, however.

No one was injured in the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

KKFR responded with four fire engines and three support vehicles, with 17 firefighters.



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