Fire in Kelowna duplex being investigated by RCMP | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions


Kelowna News

Fire in Kelowna duplex being investigated by RCMP

Image Credit:
July 03, 2021 - 8:05 AM

A fire that began in the basement of a Kelowna duplex is being investigated by the RCMP after firefighters extinguished the blaze last night.

The Kelowna Fire Department Dispatch Center received 9-1-1 calls reporting smoke coming from a residence in the 1200 blocke of Belaire Ave at approximately 9:30 p.m., July 2, according to the fire department’s press release.

The first arriving officer reported smoke coming from the rear if the structure and all soffit areas of a large duplex. One side of the duplex was unoccupied and all basement windows were boarded up on the entire duplex.

Firefighters discovered a fire in the basement that had extended up an interior wall to the main floor. They were able to extinguish the blaze.

A man, living in the duplex, was outside when firefighters arrived and no other potential occupants were found inside.

All fire and smoke damage was contained to the interior of structure. The Kelowna Fire Department responded with four engines, a rescue unit and a command vehicle with 19 personnel. 

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time but will be investigated by the RCMP.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Carli Berry or call 250-864-7494 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 


News from © iNFOnews, 2021

  • Popular penticton News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile