UPDATED: West Kelowna fire

UPDATE 9:00 AM:

There was a lot of smoke in the Mission Hill area of West Kelowna this morning.

West Kelowna Fire Chief Jason Brolund says they were called to a house fire on Grouse Road shortly before 6:00 am. He says when crews arrived, the house was fully involved and they took on a defenseive attack. 

Brolund says their first concern was whether anyone was trapped inside - turns out, the house was empty.

Investigators are now trying to determine a cause.


UPDATE:

An early morning fire had West Kelowna Fire crews rushing to a neighbourhood on Westbank First Nations land. 

AM 1150 News received calls about the fire just after 6:00 am. 

It appears both ends of Grouse Road are still blocked by RCMP - but traffic is getting through the area on East Boundary Road. 

We'll have more details when they become available.


ORIGINAL:

The fire was reported after 6 this morning.

Thick black smoke could be seen from Highway 97.

The blaze appears to be a home below the Mission Hill Winery.

More detailis when available.