Fire crews knock down evening barn blaze in West Kelowna

Smoke rises from a barn fire along Gellatly Road in West Kelowna on Wednesday evening. Global News

Fire crews in West Kelowna knocked down a barn fire along Gellatly Road on Wednesday evening.

According to West Kelowna Fire Rescue (WKFR), the fire started around 7 p.m. in the 20-foot by 40-foot barn that was used as a stable for horses.

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WKFR believes no horses were harmed in the fire.

Investigators determined the fire to be accidental, with the cause being linked to a smoke device that was being used to control rodents.

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In all, 13 firefighters from Westbank, Lakeview Heights, Rose Valley and Glenrosa took part, along with members from the RCMP and B.C. Ambulance.

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Following the fire, WKRF issued a message, stating “as our fire danger increases this week, the public is reminded to be extra cautious with any sort of device that could create heat or spark a fire.”

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