September 22, 2016 - 7:43 AM
KELOWNA - A downtown resident managed to avoid injury after waking up to find a fire in his kitchen early this morning.
Kelowna Fire Department Platoon Capt. Steve Wallick says crews were called out at 2:48 this morning, Sept. 22, to the 500 block of Elliot Ave where they saw flames coming out a side window. The resident told firefighters he woke up to find the house filled with smoke and called 911. He said the fire started after he fell asleep while cooking.
Wallick said the fire started in the kitchen.
"Fire crews contained and extinguished the fire, however the structure suffered considerable damage," Wallick said.
The man was treated by ambulance at the scene but suffered no injuries.
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