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Multiple beach structures involved in suspicious fire: Kelowna Fire Department

The Kelowna Fire Department says crews extinguished multiple beach structures that were burning early Saturday. The fire department is calling the incident suspicious. Global News

A fire in Kelowna’s Lower Mission neighbourhood early Saturday has been called suspicious.

The Kelowna Fire Department says crews rushed to 4770 Crighton Road at 5:22 a.m., following a report of a structure fire.

“The first arriving officer located multiple outdoor beach structures fully involved and (fire) spreading to surrounding trees,” said the fire department.

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With help from the marine unit, the beach-front fires were extinguished.

“RCMP are aware of the situation and the fire is suspicious in nature,” said the fire department.

In all, three fire engines, one water tender, two rescue vehicles, a command unit and 20 personnel were on scene.

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