July 31, 2017 2:27 pm
Updated: July 31, 2017 8:48 pm

Knox Mountain fire in Kelowna deemed arson

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A fire that erupted on Knox Mountain in Kelowna Sunday afternoon has been deemed arson.

RCMP are investigating the fire and are asking for the public’s help.

The fire started around 2 p.m. above the second look out.

The blaze grew to .75 of a hectare before being contained.

It was fought by both the Kelowna Fire Department and B.C. Forest Service.

Air support was also quickly called in to help douse the flames.

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“Although no structures were damaged as a result of the fire, it certainly posed an immediate risk to area residents,” Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said. “The immediate response from the Kelowna Fire Deptartment, B.C. Wildfire Services and the Kelowna RCMP mitigated the possibilities of the fire spreading and the endangerment of the residences in the area. A variety of descriptions of possible suspects were given to police, and this time the investigation is ongoing. “

As part of the investigation, RCMP are reviewing footage from a local media outlet that may show an unknown person walking away from the scene.

RCMP are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious to contact them.

 

 

 

 

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