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Early morning kitchen fire threatened home

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KELOWNA - Firefighters were called to a small kitchen fire early this morning and while it was put out quickly enough, the resident had to find a new place to sleep overnight.

The fire was called in at 1:05 a.m. from the 1500 block of Dickson Avenue, Kelowna Fire Department Platoon Capt. Dennis Miller said in a release.

It was contained to the kitchen and was largely extinguished by the homeowner before firefighters arrived to finish the job. The homeowner was in the care of Emergency Social Services which found him a bed for the night.

The cause of the fire will be investigated later today and is not suspicious in nature, Miller said. 

Location is approximate

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