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Firefighters battle blazes and cold temperatures in Penticton, Kaleden

Kaleden firefighters battle two car fires at a home on Dogwood Avenue around 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016.
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December 19, 2016 - 3:27 PM

PENTICTON - Firefighters in Penticton and Kaleden spent several frigid hours answering calls to structure fires on the weekend.

Penticton deputy fire chief Dennis Smith says more than two dozen firefighters responded to a structure fire call on Valleyview Road around 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Dec.17, where they found a mobile home ablaze.

Firefighters were on scene until 11 p.m. Smith says the home was significantly damaged in the fire. Three residents were displaced, two of which were provided accommodations by emergency social services, the third occupant finding lodgings with relatives.

Smith says the fire continues to be investigated. No one was injured in the incident.

Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department chief Darlene Bailey says firefighters were called to a structure fire on Dogwood Avenue in the community around 2 p.m. also on Saturday.

Upon arrival, firefighters tended to two vehicles ablaze. The vehicles were parked within close proximity to a residence and a travel trailer, but firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the two vehicles. Bailey says the owner reported mechanical issues with one of the vehicles prior to the fire breaking out. She said the owner attempted to douse the flames himself but was unable.

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