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Kelowna home seriously damaged in fire of unknown origin

The Kelowna Fire Department.
April 21, 2020 - 7:56 AM

Occupants of a Kelowna house that went up in flames Tuesday morning are now being sheltered by Emergency Support Services.

Kelowna Fire Dispatch received numerous 911 calls before 5 a.m. today, April 21, reporting flames coming from the front of a house in the 700 block of Dougall Road in Kelowna.

Upon arrival, firefighters saw that the main floor and carport area were fully involved with flames, so a defensive fire attack was deployed and the fire was controlled from the outside.

"All occupants were able to exit the house safely and are in care of Emergency Support Services. The house sustained extensive damage," Dennis Miller, platoon captain for the Kelowna Fire Department, said in a press release.
Four engines, a command unit, rescue truck, safety officer totaling 19 fire personnel were on scene to fight the fire along with assistance from RCMP and B.C. Ambulance Service.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and will be investigated today.

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