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Multiple reports of a structure fire in West Kelowna

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October 01, 2017 - 8:43 AM

WEST KELOWNA - Multiple reports were made to the West Kelowna Fire Rescue of a mobile home on fire.

The first engine to arrive yesterday afternoon on the 500 block of Elk Road found a mobile home on fire which was starting to extend into a neighbouring unit, according to a West Kelowna Fire Rescue release issued yesterday, Sept. 30.

The crew stopped the fire from extending into other units because they were able to make a quick knock down said West Kelowna Fire Rescue's Assistant Fire Chief Chad Gartrell.

There were three engines, one safety officer, and one command unit, on scene which totalled 13 firefighters.

The fire is not considered suspicious after the West Kelowna Fire Rescue conducted an investigation into the cause of the fire.

Gartrell says at the time of the fire the resident was home, however, they made it out with minor injuries from the radiant heat and is in the care of family members with support from Emergency Support Services.

West Kelowna Fire would like to thank BC Ambulance, RCMP, BC Hydro, and Emergency Support services for their assistance with this incident.

West Kelowna Fire Rescue did not say what started the blaze.

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