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‘Suspicious’ fire at Wardlaw home

Monday, March 29th, 2010 | 12:10 pm

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An accelerant sniffer dog was on scene of this Wardlaw Ave home this morning looking for further proof an accelerant was used to start the blaze. (Photo Marshall Jones) staff

Police and Kelowna Fire Department are investigating a suspicious fire that damaged a home under renovation at 433 Wardlaw Ave early this morning.

An accelerant sniffer dog was on scene this morning looking for more signs it was purposely set. The fire caused significant damage to the floor and ceiling but was contained and extinguished due to the quick response and efforts of the Kelowna Fire Department. They rolled in shortly before 2 a.m. with three engines, one rescue truck, one command unit and 18 firefighters along with RCMP and BC Ambulance Service.

RCMP spokesperson Const. Steve Holmes said police scoured the area looking for possible suspects, however none were located. Police investigation continues with respect to locating the person(s) responsible.

If anyone has any information, please call the Kelowna Detachment at 762-3300, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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