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Fire rips through West Kelowna home

West Kelowna Fire Rescue quickly knocked down a fire at a home on Empire Place in West Kelowna Wednesday night, Nov. 11, 2015.
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November 12, 2015 - 7:00 AM

WEST KELOWNA - Residents and their pet were able to escape as flames tore through a home in West Kelowna Wednesday night.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue was called to a fire at a single family residence on Empire Place in the Mission Hill area of West Kelowna around 9:45 p.m., Nov. 11. When they arrived they found the fire had already broken through several windows in the back of the house and was threatening to move into the floor above.

Crews were able to quickly knock down the fire, limiting damage to the middle floor, though all three floors were damaged by smoke, according to Assistant Fire Chief Darren Lee.

A smoke alarm alerted the three residents to the fire so they could safely escape with their pet.

A total of 18 firefighters were on scene, along with four engines and two command units. Lakeview Heights, Westbank and Glenrosa crews were on standby.

Fire crews were able to quickly knock down flames at a house on Empire Place in West Kelowna Wednesday night, Nov. 11, 2015, but not before all three floors were damaged by fire or smoke.
Fire crews were able to quickly knock down flames at a house on Empire Place in West Kelowna Wednesday night, Nov. 11, 2015, but not before all three floors were damaged by fire or smoke.

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