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Barn on RJ Bennett’s Okanagan property damaged by flames

A barn was damaged by fire .
A barn was damaged by fire . Courtesy: W. Summerfield

Fire crews quickly doused a barn fire that was spreading into a field at a West Kelowna ranch on Wednesday night.

The wood structure is located on RJ Bennett’s farm where horses are kept on Gellatly Rd. across from the Cove Resort.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue blocked off Gellatly Rd. while they pulled hoses onto the property from nearby hydrants.

Courtesy: W. Summerfield
Courtesy: W. Summerfield
Courtesy: W. Summerfield
Courtesy: W. Summerfield
Courtesy: W. Summerfield
Jeff Martin/ Global Okanagan

Fire chief Jason Brolund said the blaze was accidental. The cause has not been released.

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The horses began running around the field while the fire significantly damaged the structure that housed agricultural equipment.

There were no reports of injury.

RJ Bennett is the brother of the late former B.C. Premier Bill Bennett.

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