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Cause of West Kelowna fire remains unknown

The cause behind last week's Bear Creek Road fire remains a mystery, say Kelowna police.

"The fire is deemed suspicious in nature as there was no evidence of any natural cause," said Const. Steve Holmes.

"However, there's no evidence of anything covert, such as the use of accelerants at the scene."

The fire, which broke out in the Bear Creek Road/Parkinson Road area at 2 p.m on June 3, could be seen from points across the Valley as plumes of smoke rose high into the sky.

There were three fires in total, two of them measured about 100 square feet while the largest one was 1,500 square feet in size.

As it spread the fire came within 500 meters of one house, although it was quickly snuffed out.

The investigation is continuing and Holmes asked that those who may have seen anything contact Crimestoppers.

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