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Fire rips through Osoyoos business

Fire ripped through a South Okanagan business Sunday morning and had fire crews battling it get it under control.

The blaze at the Osoyoos Christian Ministry Thrift Store is believed to have started shortly after 8 am.

Flames quickly spread to nearby businesses, sending clouds of gray smoke into the air.

Emergency personnel shut down Crowsnest Highway and Highway 3 for more than three hours in order to battle the fire.

There is no word on injuries.

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