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Fire destroys legal marijuana grow operation near Kelowna

Steve Beskidny/Global News

RCMP have taken over the investigation into an early morning fire at a legal grow op near the Kelowna airport.

It happened on Old Vernon Road just after 6 a.m. on Monday, in a barn-like structure.

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The fire scene is just two doors down from the Ellison Fire hall, but the winds made fighting the fire a bit of a challenge.

The local fire department was assisted by crews and equipment form both the Joe Rich and Lake Country Fire Departments.

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Fire officials say the blaze started outside and quickly spread inside the legal marijuana grow-up.

Global News has reached out to the RCMP for more information.