May 12, 2014 10:33 am

Two Okanagan businesses and one home go up in flames

Commercial fire on Kal Lake Road (Newshawk)


OKANAGAN — Fire ripped through an industrial building in Vernon late Sunday night destroying the structure.

Vernon fire fighters received the call shortly after 11 p.m. of a structure fire at 1201 Kal Lake Road.

The vacant building was fully involved when they arrived.

Crews managed to keep the flames from spreading to neighbouring structures.

Investigators are on scene trying to determine the cause.

There were no injuries. The cause is considered suspicious.

There was also a structure fire in Lumby — at a machine shop on Shuswap Avenue shortly after 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

The flames were isolated to the building’s lunch room.

No word yet on the cause but is not considered suspicious.

Meantime, Peachland fire crews are at the mop up stage following a structure fire — a beachfront home just south of Antlers Beach.

The call came in shortly before 5 a.m. Monday.

Officials say the Brent Road timber-frame home was fully involved when they arrived.

There was no one home. Officials say the owners are believed to be out of the country.

Some of the sparks ignited a small fire on the shake roof of a neighbouring home.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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