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Neighbour fights fire with a garden hose

A neighbour used a garden hose to keep under control a fire that started in a planter in West Kelowna Wednesday.
Image Credit: Marshall Jones
June 18, 2014 - 6:02 PM

WEST KELOWNA – A fire that started in a planter and spread to the siding of a home in West Kelowna was kept under control by a quick-thinking neighbour with a garden hose.

Shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday an area resident reported black smoke coming from a home on Ensign Way.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue Assistant Captain Darren Lee says by the time they arrived a neighbour had already brought the fire under control using a garden hose.

There were concerns the fire had spread to the roof but Lee says only the siding was damaged.

“We’re just ventilating some of the smoke out for the residents and we’re going to turn it back over to them shortly,” Lee says. “All of the damage is outside. It looks like there was some smoke inside but there is no fire or water damage.”

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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