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Early morning fire damages vacant Kelowna building

FILE. Kelowna firefighters were up early on Friday, battling a building fire. Global News

A vacant Rutland-area building suffered some fire damage early Friday morning.

At approximately 1:15 a.m. Oct. 15, the Kelowna Fire Department was called to a report of a building on fire at the corner of Dougal and Valley View roads.

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The first arriving crew located a fire on the exterior of a large vacant building at that location, John Kelly, platoon captain of the Kelowna Fire Department, said in a press release.

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“A person at the scene had thrown a bucket of water on the fire prior to our arrival.”

Fire damage was contained to the exterior of the building wall, approximately four feet by 12 feet in size.

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“Crews put out the remaining fire and checked for extension by removing the exterior wall covering,” Kelly said. “No extension was found.”

A mattress and several other personal effects were also consumed by the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown.

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RCMP did attend the scene. KFD responded with three engines, a rescue and command unit, and 15 personnel.

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