Kelowna security guard puts out suspicious fire in downtown building

Kelowna Fire Department. Global News

A security guard put out a fire in the hallway of a downtown Kelowna building overnight.

The Kelowna Fire Department said crews were called to Discovery Bay Resort at 1088 Sunset Drive around 1:15 a.m. on Sunday.

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Firefighters found smoke on the second floor of a building and reported that “a small fire had been set in a second-floor hallway.”

“The fire had been extinguished by a security guard who used a dry chemical extinguisher to suppress the fire,” Platoon Captain John Kelly said in a media release.

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The fire department said the small blaze didn’t spread but did minor damage to a wall.

The RCMP is expected to investigate the blaze, the fire department said, noting that it was suspicious.

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