July 31, 2015 - 9:32 AM
PENTICTON - Penticton residents woke to an ominous cloud of smoke emanating a house fire in the upper Carmi area this morning.
Penticton Deputy Fire Chief Dave Spalding says they responded to a structure fire at 6:24 a.m., July 31, on Joy Road.
B.C. Wildfire crews also responded to the fire, which was located outside the Penticton Fire protection area.
Spalding says a small Penticton crew was also sent to the scene to assist the wildfire crew with water transport. The fire did not get into the woods and was confined to a grassy area around the house, which was destroyed in the blaze.
“Forestry arrived on scene very quickly. It was also fortunate there was no wind this morning,” Spalding says.
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