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Grow op goes up in flames

A grow operation in this garage on McKay Avenue caused a fire early Saturday morning. - Wade Paterson/Capital News
A grow operation in this garage on McKay Avenue caused a fire early Saturday morning.
— image credit: Wade Paterson/Capital News

Kelowna firefighters managed to knock down flames caused by a grow operation on McKay Avenue early Saturday morning.

Kelowna Fire Department received 911 calls to report a fire at 582 McKay Ave. at 5:42 a.m. Saturday.

The first arriving engine reported the detached garage was fully involved. Upon arrival, the owner quickly explained that there was a grow operation in the garage.

Firefighters were able to knock down flames quickly and contain the fire to the structure; the garage was completely lost in the blaze.

Two occupants were in the house at the time of the fire. One complained of chest pain and was looked after by BC Amublance Service.

Fortis BC disconnected the power; RCMP interview occupants.

Since the cause of the fire is due to the grow op, there will be no investigation conducted, according to platoon captain Dale Calhoun.

 

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