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Mini blaze in Kelowna causes damage to home

March 29, 2020 - 3:02 PM

Kelowna firefighters quickly snuffed out a small fire that started in the garage of a Kelowna home this afternoon.

"At approximately 1:05 p.m. today the Kelowna Fire Department Dispatch Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting smoke and flame coming from a car next to a house in the 200 block of Popular Point Drive," according to platoon capital Kelly Stephens, in a news release.

"The first arriving officer reported a car on fire with its heat and flames impinging a garage attached to a single family residence. Crews strategically extinguished the car fire and contained the fire from entering the structure.  It did cause some smoke and minor exterior damage to the garage area," he said in the release

The fire is believed to have started from the battery area of the vehicle which had been plugged into a battery charger at the time. No one was home at the time of the fire. A passerby noticed the fire and called 9-1-1.

The KFD responded with two engines, a command unit and nine personnel.

 


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