March 13, 2018 5:23 pm

Kelowna woman could face charges after fire at Global Okanagan building

Fire crews put out a blaze in an empty building owned by Global Okanagan on Tuesday morning.

Global News

A 40-year-old Kelowna woman could face charges after a small fire at a vacant building owned by Global Okanagan Tuesday morning.

Once on scene, fire fighters were able to quickly put out the flames inside an empty building next door to the Global Okanagan studios on Leon Avenue in Kelowna.

Assignment editor Chris Sobon said he came to work at 8:15 a.m. to see emergency vehicles around the building and fire fighters on the roof.

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A police officer told Global News police believe the woman broke a side window to get into the building and that she told police she was looking for her dog.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation but is believed to be electrical.

The woman is still in police custody and could face charges.

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“Investigators have reason to believe that the woman’s actions inside the building may have inadvertently sparked the blaze,” said Cpl. Jess O’Donaghey.

Sobon said the damages were minor and did not impact television operations.

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