UPDATE: 5 p.m.
RCMP are joining Kelowna Fire Department personell who are investigating a suspicious building fire Saturday morning,
At about 9:40 a.m. Saturday, emergency crews received several 911 calls reporting a structure fire on the 4400 block of June Springs Rd.
Platoon Captain Steve Wallick says fire crews arrived to find a fully-involved vacant building.
“Some fire was spreading to the brush nearby, but fire crews quickly contained the fire to the building and an adjacent sea can (shipping container),” says Wallick.
“The were no fire hydrants nearby so fire crews relied on a Kelowna Fire Department Water Tender for a water source.”
Three fire engines, a water tender, a rescue vehicle, bush truck, safety vehicle and a command unit responded to the scene with 17 personnel.
“The fire is suspicious and an investigation will be conducted by RCMP along with Kelowna Fire Department investigators,” adds Wallick.
ORIGINAL: 10:15 a.m.
The Kelowna Fire Department is on the scene of a structure fire in East Kelowna this morning off of June Springs Road.
The fire erupted in a building near the Angel Springs trailhead in Myra Canyon Adventure Park. There are no other structures in the area.
Four fire-trucks remain on scene along with RCMP and ambulance. There was no one in the building at the time and emergency crews were on scene to make sure firefighters didn’t need medical help.
The building is near KLO Regional Park.
The structure remains under action and there is no public access to the area at this point.
Platoon fire captain Steve Wallick he believes no one is home and the cause of the fire is still unknown.
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