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Chimney causes Kelowna house fire

December 10, 2016 - 8:49 AM

KELOWNA - A family of five can't return home after their house caught fire late yesterday evening.

At approximately 11:15 p.m on Dec. 9, a homeowner in the 2700 block of Springfield Road called 911 and reported smoke in the home above the fireplace.

When crews arrived, they witnessed smoke coming from the eaves of the house, meaning the fire was in the attic.

There were no injuries to the family of five, who were home at the time.

In order to extinguish the blaze, firefighters removed part of the ceiling and wall around the fireplace.

The home sustained moderate damage and the residents have been displaced.

Investigators say a faulty or dirty chimney was the cause.

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