Quick action prevents structure fire from spreading

Penticton residents awoke to a cloud of smoke rising from the Carmi canyon this morniing, July 31.

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.

Image Credit: Facebook/Cory Nelmes

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