UPDATE: 2 p.m.
The fire that sparked on the roof of Costco, Tuesday morning, was accidental in nature.
According to Platoon Captain John Kelly, the first arriving crews entered the store and gained access to the roof from inside the building.
“It was discovered that some pressure washing work was being done by a contractor. While filling one of the four machines with gas, the gas ignited, flashed and set the machine on fire,” said Kelly.
The workers were able to get some of the flames under control.
Damage was contained to the machine, with some staining and charring to the metal sheeting on the roof.
No one was injured at the incident. Alarms had not been activated in the store due to the location of the fire.
UPDATE (10 a.m.): The smoke came from a small fire that has been put out on Costco’s roof in Kelowna.
The small blaze came from spilt gasoline from a pressure washer. Minimal damage was caused.
It took place in the right front corner of the building on the entrance side.
Around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday morning (Sept. 6), the Kelowna Fire Department responded to calls of smoke coming from the roof of Costco.
Smoke was visible from the roof on the west side of the building, next to Baron Road.
The cause of the smoke is unknown but people are still shopping.
Capital News has a reporter on scene and will keep up to date on this developing situation.