Kelowna Fire Department deals with structural fire – Kelowna News

House fire under control

Rob Gibson

UPDATE 9:37

Kelowna City Fire Department Captian Tim Light tells Castanet that they do not believe this fire is suspicious at this time, but a fire investigator has been called in to complete a full investigation.

One of the occupants of the home tells Castanet that they believe the fire may have been triggered by a defective heater, which was lit because it was a chilly night.

The fire caused severe damage to the rear of the home as well as the garage, and there was also damage to a neighboring house.


UPDATE 9:20

The house fire on Fuller Ave. has now been extinguished and firefighters are working to soak up the place.

Emergency Support Services are also on site to help those who have been displaced due to the fire.

Kelowna Fire has called for an investigator to try to determine the cause of the fire.

A Castanet reporter states that they have spoken to several young men on the premises who live in the house, who tell Castanet that they will be forced out of their homes by the fire for at least the next 72 hours. The men are shaken and do not want to speak further, but appear to be unharmed.


UPDATE 8:37

Firefighters are working to put out a fire in a 900-acre residential building on Fuller Ave. near Graham St.

The residential home is fully involved and the fire appears to have started just before 8 p.m.

The fire department has called an investigator to assess the location when the fire is under control.

Neighbors tell Castanet that they believe the home is occupied, but no one from the home was seen at the scene.


ORIGINAL 8:18

The Kelowna Fire Department is dealing with a structural fire in the Fuller Avenue and Graham Road area.

The fire is believed to have originated from a home in the area and has laid a large black smoke flag up over the city.

Castanet has a reporter on his way to the scene and will update.

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