Kelowna business sustains 'extensive smoke damage' after fire | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
1.7°C

Kelowna News

Kelowna business sustains 'extensive smoke damage' after fire

November 28, 2020 - 9:07 AM

Kelowna firefighters battled a smoky fire yesterday that damaged a two-storey business.

At roughly 9:30 p.m. last night, Nov. 27, Kelowna Fire Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call reporting smoke coming from inside a building in the 3000 block of Appaloosa Road, according to a press release issued from the fire department.

Firefighters found smoke inside a two-storey business with a single suite below.  A offensive fire attack was deployed and the fire was controlled from the interior, according to the release.

The building sustained minor fire damage but extensive smoke damage to the upper level. The tenant in the lower level was allowed back into the unit as there was no damage to it, according to the release.

Four engines, a command unit, a rescue truck and 18 fire personnel were on scene to fight the fire along with assistance from RCMP and Emergency Health Services.

The cause of the fire was oily rags left in a open garbage container, according to the press release.

The Kelowna Fire Department  is reminding residents that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms save lives, so remember to check the batteries on a regularly.

 


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, 2020
iNFOnews

  • Popular penticton News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile