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Odor leads to evacuation of West Kelowna apartment building

Around 150 West Kelowna residents had to leave their apartment building early Sunday morning due to a smell in the building.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue said the odor prompted the evacuation of the apartment complex on Elliott Road around 4 a.m. Sunday.

A regional hazmat team was also called in from Kelowna, the fire chief said in a statement.

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By 5:45 a.m. Sunday morning, the cause of the smell had not yet been identified and the fire department and hazmat team were continuing to investigate the cause.

A reception centre for evacuees was set up at the Royal LePage Place Arena on Cameron Road.

– update to follow

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