Kelowna in the 1950's - part of Ham and Railfanning - The History of Rail Activities in Kelowna

Section 2 - Packinghouse Fire Pictures in Kelowna. Packinghouse landmarks gone forever.

Page 2 of Ham and Railfanning - Rail pictures in the 1950's. CN and C.P. in Kelowna.

Picture Gallery - William Haug.



Packinghouse Fires in Kelowna

Most of the Packinghouse fires appear to be the work of a fire bug, according to the newspapers of the day.
Landmarks that had been there since the 1920's were burning down in the early 1960's. One packinghouse that
was rebuilt and was to open with in the week was fully engulfed in flames shortly after the watchman made his rounds.
In the end the Glenmore packing house is the only one destroyed by fire and was rebuilt, remains today but as
a self storage building. The first picture shows this location. Others were left as bare land until a new industries took
their place. Some location had fires but were discovered early enough that the fires were able to be put out with
little damage. No one was ever charged, 40 years later that person may no longer be living.

This site is part of Ham and Railfanning - The History of Rail Activities in Kelowna.