Barbecue fire on top floor of Waterscapes building

Kelowna firefighters were called to a Waterscapes building for propane barbecue fire Wednesday, May 25.
Image Credit: Tami Rae Bjornson

KELOWNA - A resident was able to put out a small barbecue fire in a penthouse at Waterscapes this afternoon, before firefighters even arrived.

At roughly 1:45 p.m. a dispatcher received a 911 call of a fire on the outer deck of one of the 24th floor balconies of the Skye building at Waterscapes.

A media release from platoon captain Tim Light says they arrived to a small amount of smoke but the fire had already been extinguished by the occupant.

A couple of glass railing panes were destroyed but there were no injuries.

“Always make sure you shut off your propane bottle when you are done,” Light says. 


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