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UPDATE: Fire at Kelowna cannabis operation started by light fixture

Fire crews quickly extinguished the small blaze
Fire crews on scene at The Flowr Group. (Jordy Cunningham/ Capital News)

UPDATE 1:20 p.m.

The Kelowna Fire Department confirmed the small fire was in a unit on the second floor of the building. The unit suffered minor smoke and fire damage.

After investigating the room, it is believed the fire was started by a light fixture.

In total, the fire department responded with four engines, one rescue truck, one ladder truck, one command vehicle, a safety officer, an investigation officer and 18 fire personnel on scene.


Fire crews were on scene of a small blaze at The Flowr Group at 9590 McCarthy Road.

The initial call to the fire department was for a high occupancy alarm, however, there was soon reports of flames at about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

At least six fire trucks responded to the scene, as the building was being evacuated. Emergency crews blocked off McCarthy Road.

Employees of The Flowr Group. (Jordy Cunningham/ Capital News)

The fire was apparently quickly extinguished. The cause of the blaze is not yet known.

The Flowr Group is a global cannabis company that operates in Kelowna and cultivates cannabis.

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