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House fire takes down roof, everyone safe

The house at 313 Norton Avenue was severely damaged from a fire.
October 10, 2014 - 9:38 AM

PENTICTON - The roof of a Penticton home came crashing down in flames last night after flames originated in the home’s kitchen.

Penticton Fire Department was called at 8:40 p.m. Thursday night to attend a possible kitchen fire at 313 Norton Street. Two engines and six fire fighters attended the scene, and two additional alarms were sent out for more personnel as the night went on. Fire crews remained on scene until 1 a.m. putting out the fire that extended from the kitchen to the attic and into the insulation, which made it difficult to put out, said David Spalding, deputy fire chief.

The tenants—a couple and their two dogs—were in the house when the fire started, but no one was injured. There was significant damage done to the house and the tenants are being taken care of by Emergency Services.

The fire is suspected to be a kitchen accident, and fire fighters do not suspect foul play, however, they continue to investigate the cause, Spalding said.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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