December 11, 2013 - 2:12 PM
KELOWNA - Firefighters were unable to save a home that caught fire Wednesday morning at 3807 Feeny Road.
The cause of the fire, which started at around 11:30 a.m., is unknown at this time. It's suspected it may have started with the woodstove, which was left burning while the lone resident was at work.
Kelowna Fire Platoon Capt. Tim Light said that the fire burned so quickly that there was no chance to save the house.
“When we arrived at the home it was fully involved," he said. “The closest hydrant is several hundred metres away so right now we’re using Tender water to supply Engine 7 and extinguish the fire. We’re just hitting all the hot spots now.”
The man's 50's era home, nestled on a 25-acre wooded lot was uninsured. It's believed his two cats escaped, though they haven't yet been located.
Calvin Kuipers is a neighbour and rushed to the scene to help move the mans ATV, boat and a few other items that were being threatened by the fire.
"He's a really nice guy," said Kuipers. "Always there when you need him. It's too bad this had to happen but he'll be okay."
(ADAM PROSKIW /InfoTel Multimedia)
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