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Arson blamed for multiple fires in Lake Country neighbourhood

A fire involving a motorhome, a house and a hedge in Lake Country Friday morning had neighbours self-evacuating and scrambling to bring the blazes under control.
Image Credit: Lake Country Fire Department
April 04, 2014 - 12:23 PM

LAKE COUNTRY – A fire involving a motorhome, a house and a hedge in Lake Country Friday morning may have been deliberately set.

Lake Country Deputy Fire Chief Brent Penner says the call came in just before 1 a.m. and fire crews were dispatched to an address on Lang Court.

“The residents did a really good job of letting people know what was going on,” he says. “We didn’t evacuate anyone, they were already out of their homes by the time we arrived. There was a secondary fire (in a hedge) down the road, but local residents put that out as we were arriving.”

Penner says it is still unclear where the fires originated but Global Okanagan is reporting that an accelerant was used. Total damage is estimated at approximately $1 million.

Both the house and the motorhome are covered by insurance and the family inside at the time were able to escape without injury.

Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)

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.

— The story was updated April 4 at 1 p.m. to include details from Global Okanagan and to change the name of the street from Davidson to Lang Court.

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