Passerby, hearth division douse small hay blaze beside former tobacco barn in Kelowna

Passerby, fire department douse small hay blaze beside former tobacco barn in Kelowna

2021-06-17 06:04:35

The Metropolis of Kelowna got here near dropping a historic construction on Wednesday.

Someday in the course of the midday hour, passersby seen {that a} small hearth had began close to the outdated tobacco barn on the nook of Benvoulin and KLO roads.

A witness informed International Information it’s believed that somebody might need hit a rock whereas chopping grass, sparking the hearth.

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That witness mentioned he was using his bike within the space when he seen smoke and rapidly pulled over to assist.

“Simply tons of smoke billowing out the facet of the barn,” Colin Lees informed International Information, noting hay bales have been burning.

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“I parked my bike close to the hearth and grabbed no matter I may to begin beating on the hearth.”


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Lees mentioned whereas he was busy preventing the hearth, the employee went to get water.

“I stayed and stored placing the flames as they lit whereas he acquired water to place it out,” mentioned Lees, a longtime Kelowna resident.

The fireplace division arrived shortly and doused what was left of the remaining hearth.


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