UPDATE: Fire destroys popular Salmon Arm fruit and vegetable stand

Shane MacKichan, Global News

UPDATE — The Ruth family own the fruit and vegetable stand which has been in the same location for three decades. There’s still no word on how the fire started, but the owners do have insurance. 

SALMON ARM — An early morning fire has completely destroyed a popular fruit and vegetable stand in Salmon Arm.

The flames broke out shortly after midnight at the Pedro Gonzales fruit and vegetable stand.

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All four firehalls in the city were called out to deal with the blaze.

The fruit stand was completely engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived.

It’s not clear what sparked the fire.

The fruit stand is a well-known tourist attraction in the area.

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Shane MacKichan, Global News

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