Early morning fire at Kelowna business deemed suspicious – Okanagan

A fire at a Kelowna business early Saturday was deemed suspicious.

The Kelowna Fire Department said a commercial fire alarm went off around 4:30 a.m. along the 1900 block of Kirschner Road and flames could be seen inside the business when the teams arrive.

Firefighters quickly knocked down and then extinguished the fire, which limited the damage.

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Calling him a suspect, firefighters said no one was inside the business at the time and an investigation was ongoing.

“The remainder of the incident is left in the hands of the RCMP,” fire department investigator Jason Twamley told Global News.

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In total, the fire department had 15 people on site, along with three fire engines, a ladder truck and a rescue unit.

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Twamley noted the fire department also attended a fire along the 200 block of Lougheed Road which was also quickly extinguished. This fire, in an industrial area, caused a broken window, but no internal damage to the building.

This fire is also under investigation.

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