Penticton firefighters put out burning minivan

Penticton firefighters responded to a minivan fire at the corner of Forestbrook Drive and Government Street, Sunday, March 6, 2016.
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PENTICTON - Penticton firefighters doused a minivan fire yesterday morning.

Fire Chief Larry Watkinson says the department was called out at about 11:45 a.m., March 7, to the intersection of Government Street and Forestbrook Drive where fire crews found a minivan with fire and smoke coming from under the hood.

Firefighters were able to quench the blaze with a handline. Members of the RCMP were also on scene to secure the incident zone.

Everyone escaped safely from the vehicle with no injuries.

It’s unknown what caused the blaze.

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