Person severely burned in Osoyoos apartment fire | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions


Penticton News

Person severely burned in Osoyoos apartment fire

Image Credit: FILE PHOTO
February 02, 2021 - 12:01 PM

Three people were injured in an apartment fire in Osoyoos early this morning, including one person who was airlifted to Vancouver hospital with severe burns.

The Osoyoos Fire Rescue were called to the apartment fire at 12:14 a.m. today, Feb. 2, according to a media release. The fire was in a single unit in the apartment building in the 8900 block of 92 Avenue. Upon arrival, fire crews found residents evacuating the building.

Residents reported a person was still in the building and firefighters made entry into the first floor and found a single occupant within five minutes. The victim was treated on scene by firefighters and B.C. Ambulance paramedics, and was airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital with severe burns.

A second person who was outside the building when firefighters arrived, sustained burns to their hands in an attempt to help extinguish the fire.

A third victim was treated for smoke inhalation and was given medical treatment by firefighters until a more ambulances arrived.

The majority of residents were able to return to their homes after firefighters ventilated the building.

An investigation into the fire is ongoing, with cause undetermined at this point. A fire alarm was activated in the building, which allowed residents time to evacuate.

The fire was contained to a single unit.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad or call 250-488-3065 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to 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, 2021

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Okanagan Lake nearing its lowest level in at least 20 years
    Okanagan Lake is now only about one centimetre higher than it was at this time in 2003 – which was one of the driest years on record. As of July 26, it sat at 341.87 metres above sea l
  • Kamloops woman comes face-to-face with thief in her home
    When Bev Rogers came home from a night shift at the hospital and found a bike mysteriously laying on her front yard on Kamloops' North Shore on Wednesday morning, she was surprised. What was m
  • Kelowna highrise sells out within 48 hours of going on sale
    The first of three residential highrise towers in the Water Street by the Park development in downtown Kelowna sold out almost as soon as they came on the market. The sales started on Friday
  • Young woman fends off attacker in Kamloops
    Kamloops RCMP responded to a North Shore volleyball court after hearing a young woman scream. On July 28, around 10:20 p.m., police found the youth uninjured after she fought off an attacker
  • Foreign student drowns in Shuswap lake
    A 27-year-old foreign exchange student has drowned in the Shuswap's White Lake. On July 28, the Salmon Arm RCMP, White Lake Fire Department and Shuswap Search and Rescue responded to a r
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile