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UPDATE: Fire crews extinguish camper fire in Penticton

Penticton fire crews are on scene of a mobile home located behind a residence on Hastings Avenue.
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August 28, 2017 - 1:51 PM

PENTICTON - A motorhome and camper van went up in flames in Penticton this afternoon.

Smoke from the burning recreational vehicles could be seen for kilometres around 1 p.m. today, Aug. 28, after Penticton firefighters were called to reports of loud explosions heard in the area of Hastings Avenue.

Deputy fire chief Chris Forster says crews found a motorhome and camper van fully engulfed in flames when they arrived on scene.

Knockdown took about 20 minutes, but firefighters remained on scene for around an hour and a half.

Forster says preliminary investigation indicates a candle left burning in the motorhome ignited the vehicle, which then spread to the camper van nearby.

He says no other structures were affected by the blaze, and no injuries were reported.

Forster says the explosions were most likely tires, fuel and vehicle parts such as gas filled struts.

Smoke from a mobile home fire on Hastings Avenue in Penticton can be seen for kilometres, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.
Smoke from a mobile home fire on Hastings Avenue in Penticton can be seen for kilometres, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

- This story was updated at 4:20 p.m. Aug. 28 to provide further details of the fire from the Penticton Fire Department


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