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UPDATE: Crews clear the scene of auto shop fire

(Update: May 26, 2024 @ 2:00 pm) - A majority of the first responders have vacated the scene of a Sunday morning fire.

According to the Kelowna Fire Department, the blaze in the 1900 block of Kent Road at PM Automotive started around 9 am.

<who> Photo Credit: NowMedia/Corvin Vaski

When crews first arrived, black smoke and flames were reported from the roof of the building and the fire was upgraded to a “general alarm.”

Nearly all of the crews have since departed, and as of early this afternoon, a few apparatus remain, including a City of Kelowna vacuum truck.

The intersection of Kent and Bredin Roads is partially open, with traffic moving slowly in the area around safety cones.


(Original story: May 26, 2024 @ 10:45 am)- A large plume of smoke was visible in the middle of Kelowna after a fire broke out at a local auto shop late Sunday morning.

The Kelowna Fire Department is on the scene at PM Automotive on Kent Road.

<who> Photo Credit: NowMedia/Corvin VaskiAt one point flames were visible from the roof of the building as a crowd grew nearby to witness the blaze.

<who> Photo Credit: NowMedia/Corvin Vaski

First responders have closed the intersection of Kent and Bredin Roads.

The Kelowna RCMP, BC Emergency Health Services and FortisBC are at the scene alongside the KFD.

<who> Photo Credit: NowMedia/Corvin Vaski

When asked about the details of the fire, a police officer said no information was available at the time.

KelownaNow will update the story when new information is made available.



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