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Shrub fire sparks on corner of Highway 33 in Kelowna

There was no report of any injuries in the incident
Flames seen rising from the corner of Highway 97 and 33, Feb. 23. (Caity Henry/ Capital News)

Twelve-foot flames were reportedly seen rising from the corner of Highway 97 and 33, Friday night.

Shrubbery was seen ablaze about 100 metres from the Chevron gas station.

A gas station attendant told Capital News that they called 911 at about 8:05 p.m. and a city bylaw officer along with BC Ambulance quickly responded.

The flames fortunately did not spread but drew a large crowd. Fire crews arrived at about 8:20 p.m. and extinguished the flames.

No injuries were reported.

Those on scene said the blaze might have been started by a group of unsheltered people who may have been experiencing homelessness.

More to come.

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