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Kelowna cop uses siren and horns to wake residents during late night fire

Several townhouses on Cameron Avenue were severely damaged during a fire early this morning, Jan. 3, 2017.
January 03, 2018 - 9:54 AM

KELOWNA - A Kelowna RCMP officer had to blast his horn and siren to wake residents of a burning building last night.

RCMP spokesman Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a press release today, Jan. 3 at approximately 12:47 a.m., a general duty officer of the Kelowna RCMP was on patrol in the area of Gordon Drive and Guisachan Road, when he spotted the blaze coming from a town house complex located in the 1200 block of Cameron Avenue.

O’Donaghey said police had to force entry into three units thought to be in immediate danger from the flames, in turn having to help some residents with mobility issues evacuate.

It took the Kelowna Fire Department several hours to fight the fire, the release says, with Kelowna Transit buses used to shelter residents from the cold.

Investigators from both services continue to investigate the cause of the blaze.

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