UPDATE: Car wash damaged in fire that started in car

The fire is currently considered suspicious.

Update: 10 a.m.

“The fire appears to have originated in one of the cars on the exterior of the building. Investigators found indications of an attempted theft of fuel present at the scene,” said West Kelowna fire chief Jason Brolund, in an emailed statement.

“The investigation has now been turned over to the RCMP.

“WKFR reminds the public to be careful with any and all sources of fuel as they can be highly flammable, explosive and can quickly lead to damaging consequences.”

Original: Jan. 30

A suspicious fire in West Kelowna Wednesday night caused damage to three cars and an adjacent building.

Crews from West Kelowna Fire Rescue responded at 7:45 p.m. to a report of a car on fire at the car wash on Old Okanagan Highway in West Kelowna.

“Upon arrival, fire crews from the Westbank and Lakeview Heights stations found three cars were burning and the fire was beginning to extend into the car wash building,” said West Kelowna fire chief Jason Brolund. “Crews quickly knocked down the fire, limiting it to the outside of the building. Crews from Glenrosa and Rose Valley stations also attended in case the fire was to spread into the building.”

The fire is considered suspicious at this time. A fire investigator from West Kelowna Fire Rescue is working with the RCMP to conduct a fire cause determination investigation.

ORIGINAL 8 p.m.

Fire crews are being called to a truck fire that has spread to a structure at Old Okanagan Highway and Grizzly Road in West Kelowna.

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