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UPDATE: Rutland heritage home suffers 'major' fire damage, cause deemed suspicious

(UPDATE: Oct. 19 @ 5:19 am): Sproul Farm House has sustained "major fire damage" to its exterior and roof, firefighters said early this morning.

The Kelowna Fire Department was called to the heritage house just after 9 pm on Sunday night.

<who> Photo credit: Contributed </who> The building early this morning.

Platoon Captain Kelly Stephens said the first firefighters to arrive saw thick black smoke and flames coming out of the two-storey building, which is vacant.

"A[n] offensive fire attack was deployed and the fire was controlled from the exterior until it extended into the attic space and then crews did a[n] interior attack," she explained.

<who> Photo credit: Contributed

The fire's cause is deemed suspicious and will be investigated on Monday, Stephens added.

(Original story: Oct. 18 @ 10:45 pm): Kelowna fire crews responded to a house fire shortly after 9 pm Sunday night on 180 Highway 33 East.

<who> Photo Credit: Conor O'Brien

The home has been identified as the Sproul Farm House, which was built in 1906 and is listed in the City of Kelowna heritage registry.

<who> Photo Credit: Conor O'Brien

Just down the block, Olympia Greek Taverna sustained severe fire damage earlier this month.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.



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